A Couple of Summer Cocktails

A Negroni Twist | A Citrus Caipirinha

The weather has warmed up (for the most part) and the World Cup in Brazil has kicked off. Which means it must be time for Negroni and Caipirinha. And while there really isn't much cause to modify the true classics, it is fun to tinker.

A Twist on a Negroni

Glass: Old Fashioned
Ice: Large Cubes
Garnish: Orange Slide

- 1.5 oz. Jensen London Dry Gin
- 0.5 oz. Campari
- 0.5 oz. Vergano Chinato Americano
- 0.5 oz. Punt e Mes Sweet Vermouth

1) Add ingredients into a mixing glass.
2) Add ice and stir until well chilled.
3) String into an Old Fashioned glass with two large ice cubes in it.
4) Garnish with a orange slice.

Citrus Caipirinha

Glass: Short Old Fashioned / Caipirinha Glass
Ice: Ice Cubes / Crushed Ice
Garnish: Orange Slide

- 2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
- 1/4 Lime
- 1/4 Orange
- 2 teaspoons Demerara Sugar

1) Trim the end of the lime, cut lime into wedges lengthwise and trim the pith from the center.
2) Cut the orange into a few slices.
2) Add citrus to glass and add sugar.
3) Muddle to extract the juice for about 15 seconds.
4) Add cachaça to glass and stir for about 15 more seconds.
5) Garnish with orange slice.

Read more about cachaça and the caipirinha with Steve Luttmann from Leblon and Pete Nevenglosky of Avuá.


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