Bartenders Share The Unexpected Bottles Of Booze They Like To Sip Straight While Stuck At Home

CHRISTOPHER OSBURN | APRIL 21, 2020

Sure, for the first few days (hell, even the first few weeks), being quarantined in our homes wasn’t so awful. We found a nice spot to work, made a little focaccia, and finally slowed the hell down. Our shelves were brimming with salty snacks and toilet paper. We could randomly have sex and take naps whenever we felt like it (though we woke up dreading missed Slack pings).

But it’s been awhile. The snacks and TP are both running low. Our shelter in place partners are too annoyed with our breakfast dishes to stay horny. And the economic fears that marked the beginning of the shutdown have only been amplified. At least there’s still some booze left, right? Something hiding in the back of the liquor cabinet?

With the quarantine rolling on, we asked some of our favorite bartenders to shout out the unexpected spirits they like to drink straight. Maybe you’ll get lucky and already have one of these on hand. 

Novo Fogo Cachaca

Cody Goldstein, founder at Muddling Memories in New York City

Lately, I have really been on a rum/cachaca kick because of its slight sweetness and smooth drinkability. Especially Novo Fogo Cachaca’s “Chameleon” — which has been aged for one year and offers a pure taste of the Brazilian specialty with tasty hints of vanilla, hazelnut and some citrus fruits.

I highly recommend putting the bottle in the freezer and drinking the product chilled.

Bartenders Share The Unexpected Bottles Of Booze They Like To Sip Straight While Stuck At Home
UPROXX | 04.21.20