Strawberry Cachaça Shake

Strawberry Cachaça Shake
Strawberry Cachaça Shake
Use an aged cachaça like Avuà Amburana to add warm depth to this fruity drink. Get the recipe for Strawberry Cachaça Shake »Farideh Sadeghin

A distilled spirit made from sugar cane, cachaça is a popular drink in Brazil, where it's drunk straight as well as mixed into a variety of cocktails—the most well-known being the classic Caipirinha. Unaged, its taste is somewhere between rum and tequila; aged, it takes on a complex flavor than can vary from woodsy to vanilla-like to floral. Avuà Amburana—a cachaça aged in barrels made from amburana wood—adds a warm depth to this fruity drink from Manhattan bar Milk & Honey. You can also use unaged cachaça or light rum, if you prefer.

Strawberry Cachaça Shake
Cachaça aged in barrels made from amburana wood adds a complex, vanilla-like flavor to this fruity cocktail from Manhattan bar Milk & Honey.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. aged cachaça, such as Avuà Amburana
  • 34 oz. lime juice, plus 1 slice for garnish
  • 34 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 1 strawberry

Instructions

  1. Muddle cachaça, lime juice, simple syrup, bitters, and strawberry in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously; strain into a coupe glass and garnish with lime slice.