Simple. Delicious. Beloved the world over.
- 1.5 – 2 oz Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça
- half of a lime
- 1 tbsp superfine sugar
Remove the white pith from the lime and discard it. Cut the remaining lime in slices; toss them into the glass and muddle them with sugar until all their juice is pressed out. Fill the glass with ice. Add cachaça and pour everything into a shaker. Give it a go; pour everything (including the ice) back into the same glass.
The purest representation of organic sugarcane from Southern Brazil, this silver cachaça proves that terroir matters. The aroma of bananas immediately present, followed by pleasantly floral rainforest notes that shine through the spirit. Sea salt balances the cachaca’s tropicality, adding a savory quality and settling the overall impression to a mouth-watering sweet red pepper. This cachaça is rested in chemically-inert stainless steel tanks for one year to smoothen it without changing its flavor.
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