ABOUT THE RECIPE
WHAT IS CACHAÇA?
Cachaça (ka-sha-sa) is Brazil’s national spirit distilled from fresh sugarcane juice. It predates Caribbean rum by nearly a century, so you can think of cachaça as rum’s older Brazilian cousin. In addition to its long heritage, cachaça is a hugely diverse spirit category, with tens of thousands of producers throughout Brazil. Two of the most popular cachaça drinks are the Caipirinha (cachaça, lime, sugar, and ice), and the Batida (a general formula of cachaça + fruit, blended).
When you sip Novo Fogo Organic Cachaças, you experience the tropical flavors and aromas of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. Add some coconut and passionfruit to Novo Fogo’s fresh sugarcane spirit, and you’ll have a refreshing, blended drink that’ll give a Piña Colada a run for its money.
WHY WE PICKED NOVO FOGO
Their distillery is zero-waste and energy-efficient
Novo Fogo is carbon-negative: they absorb more CO2 than their activities emit through a combination of carbon offsets, agricultural practices, preserved forest on their land, and planting trees.
Novo Fogo started a reforestation project in Brazil called The Un-Endangered Forest to save rare trees from extinction in their part of the Atlantic Forest. You can learn about it at www.novofogo.com/trees
1 oz passion fruit syrup
1/2 oz coconut milk
1/2 oz condensed milk
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
half cup of ice
grated nutmeg, passion fruit seeds and lime (optional) for garnish
Into a blender add Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça, passion fruit syrup and condensed coconut milk. Cut the limes and squeeze the juices into the blender, add half cup of ice.
Pour the drink into the glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.