I’m one of those people who usually buys 2 bags of limes when I go to Costco – so this cocktail was an easy one to try. Borrowed from the ‘Cocktail Codex’, by Alex Day, Nick Fauchald and David Kaplan, this is a refreshingly delightful drink that can easily handle the rigors of hanging out in the backyard – enjoy!
For one cocktail;
1 lime (cut in half, and then each half quartered)
1/2 oz. simple syrup (equal parts white sugar and water by weight, stirred together until sugar has dissolved)
1 sugar cube
2 oz. Cachaça (a Brazilian spirit in the rum family, made from fermented sugarcane juice)
Put 6 pieces of the lime in a shaker with the simple syrup and sugar cube and gently muddle the lime, being careful to press each piece. Add the Cachaça and shake with ice, then dump all into a double Old-Fashioned glass. No garnish required.