We get a lesson on making Caipirinha cocktails from owner of Leblon Cachaça, Steve Luttmann!
Cachaça is the national spirit of Brazil and the base spirit for the Caipirinha cocktail. Find the Caipirinha recipe below.
Also, we pay tribute to Sasha Petraske, who left us way too soon and left a hole in the Bartending community. Quoting from the New York Times article about Sasha's passing, "Mr. Petraske’s role in the modern cocktail revival is difficult to overstate." Mix up a Classic Daiquiri with the recipe below and join us on August 31, 2015 at 9pm (you local time), as we raise a glass to Sasha Petraske, founder of Milk & Honey and inspiration to a generation of Bartenders.
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Classic Daiquiri Recipe:
2 oz Silver Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
Shake with ice. Double Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Leblon Caipirinha Recipe:
2 oz Leblon Cachaça
1/2 a lime, cut into wedges
2 tsp Superfine sugar or 1 oz Simple syrup
Muddle the lime and sugar in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça. Shake well and serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.