This sprightly refresher combines Brazil’s most popular spirit with an Italian aperitif, fresh citrus and a splash of seltzer.
1 1/2 oz. cachaça
1/2 oz. Aperol
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. rich demerara syrup
Tools: shaker, strainer
Garnish: freshly grated cinnamon, lemon wedge
Combine all ingredients, except soda water, and shake with a small piece of cracked ice. Strain over a large ice cone into a chilled Collins glass and garnish.
Richard Boccato, Dutch Kills, Long Island City, New York