Inspired by the bounty of Washington State’s Yakima Valley.
- 2 oz Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaça
- 3 cherries (muddled)
- 1 oz lime juice
- 0.5 oz Amaretto
- 0.5 oz simple syrup
- 1.5 oz brown ale
Add the cherries to the glass and muddle. Add all other ingredients except the beer and shake with ice. Pour directly into a highball glass, top with fresh ice and the beer.
This cachaça ages the banana flavor notes from the original spirit in 53-gallon American oak barrels that have been taken apart, sanded, and re-toasted. The 2-3 year process takes place in the heat and humidity of our home in the Atlantic Rainforest. The result? Banana bread, with notes of chocolate, cinnamon bark, and coffee. Nuances of pepper remain, but the cachaça’s time spent in wood changes its spiciness from fresh red pepper to toasty black pepper.