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 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


  • 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


  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.