Morretes and Manhattan: two magical cities on opposite sides of the spectrum.
- 2 oz Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaça
- 1 oz sweet Italian vermouth
- 3 dashes Scrappy’s Aromatic Bitters
Stir ingredients with ice until well-chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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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