Brazilian Old Fashioned (a.k.a. “Antiquado”)
You’ve had an Old Fashioned, but not in Brazil.
- 2 oz Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaça
- 0.5 oz cinnamon syrup
- 2 dashes of Scrappy’s Chocolate Bitters
Add the cinnamon syrup to the bottom of the glass. Nearly fill the glass with ice, then add cachaça and the bitters. Stir and fill the glass with ice. Twist an orange peel over the glass and then drop it in. Fique tranquilo, amigo.
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.
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How to Make a Brazilian Old Fashioned Cocktail
The Brazilian Old Fashioned Cocktail — a.k.a. “Antiquado” — is a simple and tasty formula: Barrel-Aged Cachaça + sweetener + bitters = happy time. Try experimenting with various sweeteners and bitters to accentuate the cachaca’s flavors of fresh sugarcane and American oak. Saúde!