As Brazil hosts the World Cup this summer, its national spirit gets its day in the sun.
A new artisanal version has arrived in CA just in time: Avuá Cachaça, now at au courant cocktail programs like the Ace, AQ, and Honeycut. Though soccer fans often choose caipirinhas, São Pauloans are crazy for batidas–a heavenly mix of fresh fruit, coconut and cachaça. Created by Dan Sabo, beverage manager at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, here’s your boozy summer smoothie.
2 oz. Avuá Prata Cachaça
1 0z. sweetened condensed coconut milk
1 oz. almond milk
0.5 oz. Giffard Sirop de Fraises (strawberry liqueur)
0.5 oz. Tempus Fugit Spirits Crème de Cacao
1 handful of fresh strawberries
2 dashes Miracle Mile Orange Bitters
Place ingredients in a mixing tin. Muddle fresh strawberries, add ice and shake until the tin is frosty. Strain into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with an orange wedge or sugar cane. Serves one.
Written by Lanee Lee.