Sunday, January 31, 2010

Meet the Carioca en Manhattan

This is a nice variation on the Manhattan, and drink I created for Cuca Fresca Cachaca (not much of a stretch, as Domaine de Canton works beautifully with cachaca, and all cane spirits, for that matter):

Carioca en Manhattan
1.5 oz Cuca Fresca Pura Gold Cachaca
.75 oz Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur
.25 to .50 oz Italian Vermouth (depending on desired sweetness)
2 dashes each Peychaud's and Angostura Bitters

Shake well with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lemon twist. Enjoy!
The name derives from the local name for residents of Rio de Janiero, who are referred to as Cariocas. Cheers!

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