Blueberry Basil Caipirinha

Blueberry Basil Caipirinha

Tanager Cachaça's red fruit notes pair nicely with the classic combo of strawberry and basil.

  • 2 oz Novo Fogo Tanager Cachaça
  • half a lime, sliced
  • 1 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 3 leaves of fresh basil
  • 4 fresh blueberries, or 1 tsp blueberry preserves

Remove the white pith from the lime. Cut the remaining lime in slices; toss them into the glass and muddle them with sugar until all their juice is pressed out. Add blueberries (or preserves) and basil leaves, and gently press-muddle to combine. Fill the glass with ice. Add cachaça and pour everything into a shaker. Shake hard and pour everything (including the ice) back into the same glass.

Novo Fogo Tanager Cachaça bottle

Tanager Cachaça

Our “Tanager” expression is the first two-woods cachaça broadly available in the USA and it mixes the Brazilian South’s two favorite woods. We age this cachaça in repurposed oak barrels and finish it in casks of arariba (Brazilian zebrawood) for a natural red color and a distinctive mountain earthiness. This truly unique cachaça suggests tropical fruit, grass, cinnamon bark, and other holiday spices; it can be sipped alone or as the base spirit in twists of classic cocktails like the Sazerac.

750 ml | 700 ml | 50 ml | 42% ABV