For our "Best of the Barrel" 3st of the Month, we're bringing in a TON of amazing bourbon and whiskey. But that's not the only stuff that gets barrel aged.
So, we're also bringing in a few surprises - like this amazing cachaça from Novo Fogo. Similar to rum, cachaça (pronounced like this) is made from sugarcane. But unlike rum, which is usually made from molasses, cachaça is made from sugar cane juice.
The Novo Fogo Tanger Cachaça takes the base spirit and ages it twice - first with repurposed bourbon barrels and then with Brazilian zebrawood. The finished product is complex and delicious - and perfect for sipping alone or mixed into cocktails like this one.
When working with cachaça, we like to keep the flavors fresh and fruity to play off of the sugarcane flavor.
Novo Fogo Tanger
.5 oz fresh lime juice
3 oz fresh watermelon juice
.5 oz simple syrup
wedge of watermelon for garnish
Combine all the ingredients (except the garnish of course) in your cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake with ice and transfer entire contents to the glass. Top with more ice if needed, garnish and serve.