MWL Stirred Cachaça Drink

MWL Stirred Cachaça Drink
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About this Cocktail

This was created during a Multnomah Whiskey Library cocktail class.

Cachaça is Brazilian rum but instead of being made with molasses like rum is made with entire juice of sugar cane. It is a 1 year aged spirit.

Calvados Coquerel Fine is apple brandy from Normandy region in France. It takes 13# of apples to make 1 bottle. It is aged 3 years. Brandy is basically a spirit produced by distilling wine. It's normally made from grapes but if made from another fruit then needs to labeled as such. Grape pomace brandy (made grapes after juice pressed out) can also be called Grappa. Apple brandy may also be called applejack.

Cocchi Vermouth di Torino is one of only two geographically protected AOC vermouths (the other being Chambery). This Storico Vermouth di Torino follows the regional tradition of using fine Moscato wine as its base, which is then infused with a secret recipe of local and exotic botanicals. Once produced, the vermouth is stored in barrel to ensure the blend is fully married. Vermouth is basically a wine, fortified with Brandy and botanicals added.

China-China has been produced by the Bigallet family since the early 1870s. Its unique and intense flavor is derived from a combination of sweet and bitter oranges that are put through a three-stage maceration/distillation process along with anise, gentian, cinchona, clove and a few other spices. The resulting liqueur has vibrant orange aromatics, earthy vegetal notes, and subtle spice with hints of herb and mint on the palate.

  • 3/4oz Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça (also used Novo Fogo Cachaça 2 year barrel aged)
  • 3/4oz Calvados Coquerel Fine - apple brandy (also used Clearcreek Apple Brandy made in Portland OR)
  • 3/4oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
  • 1 bar spoon China China - orange and herbal liqueur
  • Peel of lemon

Add everything to beaker, add ice, stir, strain into glass and then express lemon over top.

  • Robert Schaeffer
    Cointreau vs. Grand Marnier Common Ground Let’s start with what they have in common: 1. They are Orange Liqueurs Cointreau and Grand Marnier are both orange liqueurs. At its simplest, that means they are alcoholic, flavored with orange, and they have been sweetened. 2. Alcohol Content Both are 40% ABV. 3. They originate in France in the late 1800’s Geography of Cointreau and Grand Marnier Where they Differ While they do have quite a bit in common, Cointreau and Grand Marnier are actually considered to be different styles of orange liqueur, as they are made in different ways. Their sweetness and flavor profile also differ slightly and can produce different results in cocktails. How They are Made Cointreau Cointreau starts as a 96% ABV sugar beet alcohol, which is added to the still along with a mixture of bitter and sweet oranges from Brazil, Africa and Spain. The mixture is left overnight before being distilled twice. According to Cointreau, their liqueur has “the highest amount of essential oils and the lowest amount of added sugar”. (Source) Since Cointreau uses both sweet and bitter oranges, it’s considered to be in the “triple sec” style. It is not typically aged. Grand Marnier Unlike Cointreau, Grand Marnier is made with cognac and bitter oranges. As a result it is considered to be of the curaçao style – named after the origin of one type of bitter orange. In fact, Grand Marnier was actually originally named “Curaçao Marnier”, as it was just one part of a large range of flavored liqueurs. (Source) Since Grand Marnier is made with Cognac, the spirit has been aged. Cointreau vs Grand Marnier Taste: Flavor and Sweetness In my opinion, Cointreau has a much “cleaner” orange flavor, and a stronger orange oil aroma. On the other hand, Grand Marnier tastes sweeter and heavier – even though it actually has fewer carbohydrates per ounce. It also brings the flavors you’d expect in a liqueur made with a barrel-aged spirit: vanilla and an oaky sweetness. Cointreau is more versatile in cocktails. It works well with lighter spirits like light rums, gin, tequila, and vodka. Grand Marnier is much heavier, which can throw off a lighter style cocktail like a Corpse Reviver #2 or Cosmopolitan. In fact, if you look back at the old cocktail books starting from the late 1800’s, you’re far more likely to see Cointreau than Grand Marnier listed.

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