28 Dec Rio 75
by Emilie Loiselle, Bar Manager Bar Swift Shoreditch, London
Serving Glass: Flute, nick & nora or champagne coupe
Garnish: Frozen green grape.
1.00 oz / 30 ml Cachaça
0.50 oz / 15 ml lime cordial*
0.25 oz / 7.5 ml lime juice
2 dashes Bittered Sling Grapefruit & Hops bitters
100 ml Champagne brut
How to prepare:
Mix the bitters, lime juice, cordial, and Cachaça in a shaker. Fill with ice and shake lightly for 10 seconds. Strain your cocktail into a chilled flute over 100 ml of Champagne. Drop a frozen grape in the glass as garnish.
100 ml water
50 ml fresh lime juice
150 gr. caster sugar
peels of 3 limes
Mix all the ingredients in a pan over medium heat, stir until dissolved. Do not boil. Let cool down and strain out the peels. Keep in the fridge for up to 10 days.
Flavour Profile: green / fresh / tart
French 75 meets Caïpirinha for a fresh new twist. Growing up in a country with harsh and cold winters, I always like to bring a touch of beach escape to my holiday celebrations. Festive and elegant! This fresh green tipple will delight champagne and cocktail lovers alike. A great way to showcase this funky Brazilian cousin of rum.
Batching / group party tips:
Best when made individually. However, you can mix up to three portions in a traditional Koriko shaker tin.
The bitters work well because…. The savoury and herbaceous notes of Grapefruit & Hops is the perfect complement to the fresh and grassy Cachaça.
#bitteredsling #12daysofbitter #drinks #festive #holidays #cachaca #cocktails #christmas #bitteredsling #bitters #bitterbabes #bitterbabe #festivedrinks #christmasdrinks #christmascocktails