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Recipe: Around Cape Horn

April 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Recipes

Here’s an original Boozenik cocktail recipe mixing together spirits from a couple categories often overlooked in the U.S., but which are very popular in South America, and rapidly growing in popularity world-wide: cachaça and pisco. I named this one “Around Cape Horn”, imagining the sea voyage from Brazil to Peru to collect the ingredients.

Around Cape Horn

1 oz. Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça
1 oz. acholado pisco (Encanto Pisco or Piscología Pisco Achlado work quite well)
1 oz. lime juice
½ oz. rich simple syrup (2:1)

Shake sharply with ice.
Double-strain into cocktail glass.
Garnish with a slender lime wheel (optional)

For those who prefer agave to cane sugar, a light agave syrup works well as a substitute for the simple syrup.

We have also served a variant at parties we’ve held, called “Shipwrecked on Cape Horn” which is served on the rocks, preferably with a sugar cane stir stick suggesting shipwreck debris.


One Response to “Recipe: Around Cape Horn”
  1. Looking good, Mr. Boozenik!