Stefan Frei is Seattle’s pro goalkeeper, artist, and Novo Fogo partner. His preferred Caipirinha recipe includes fresh berries to add flavor and a pop of color.
- 1.5 – 2 oz Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça
- half of a lime
- 1 tbsp superfine sugar
- 2 fresh strawberries, sliced
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. Add the strawberry slices and press-muddle until juiced. 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 Novo Fogo Tree-Keeper Program
We teamed up with Seattle pro goalkeeper and two-time champion Stefan Frei, now a Novo Fogo partner, to create a program that promotes rainforest preservation through cocktails, soccer, and art.
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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