Just in time for Independence Day in Brazil and Friday cocktail hour worldwide, Leblon releases a wonderful cachaca cocktail called the Blood and Honour. Enjoy!
Leblon has always been generous with their wonderful drink recipes. Check out their latest in honor of Brazilian Independence – Blood and Honour.
In 1822 Prince Pedro, Crown Prince of Portugal, threw off his Portugese insignia and vowed to make the Kingdom of Brazil independent at last. “By my blood, by my honor, I will make Brazil free” he cried. Brazil of course is now independent, prosperous, and a country with the eyes of the world upon it. Toast Brazil’s independence, and the efforts of Pedro, with this twist on a classic Prohibition-era cocktail, the Blood and Sand. Usually the drink calls for syrupy cherry liqueur, but take advantage of the last of summer’s fresh cherries, and muddle your own fresh cherry juice.
Blood and Honour
1 1/2 oz Leblon Cachaça
1 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
5 cherries, pitted
In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the cherries, add spirits and orange juice, and fill with ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled Cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh cherry.