Cachaça, Brazil’s immensely popular national spirit, is similar to rum but is distilled from 100% sugar cane juice as opposed to molasses. “Cachaça is to Brazil what tequila is to Mexico,” says Steve Luttmann, the founder of Leblon, a major cachaça brand. Try the spirit in this frozen coconut drink, its creaminess providing a sweet counterpart to the spirit’s grassy notes.
- 2 ounces cachaça (such as Leblon)
- 2 ounces coconut cream
- 2 ounces condensed milk
- 1/2 ounces simple syrup
- Garnish: shredded toasted coconut
Add all ingredients into a blender with 1 cup of cracked ice, and blend until smooth.
Pour into a highball glass.
Garnish with shredded toasted coconut.