Over the Easter break my family had a Cocktail Classic competition and this scrumptious cocktail, the Brasilian Sunrise was my entry. Based on a recipe that I found via Cocktail Times, it’s a wonderful twist on the long drink, Tequila Sunrise (tequila, orange juice & grenadine). My family and I really enjoyed it and I hope you do too.
WHAT YOU NEED
- 45mls cachaça*
- 60mls freshly extracted pineapple juice
- 15mls oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 30mls sugar syrup
- 10mls grenadine
Garnish: lemon wheel (you can also use pineapple wedge and leaf)
HOW TO MIX THIS DRINK
Combine cachaça, pineapple juice, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into frozen margarita glass (or a martini glass). Gently top with grenadine and finish off with a lemon wheel garnish.
*Note: Cachaça (pronounced kah-SHAH-sah) is a distilled spirit from Brasil that is often associated with rum. The difference is that cachaça is made from sugar cane juice where rum uses molasses. A popular cocktail made with cachaça is the Caipirinha (one of my favourites). Cachaça is available at most good liquor stores in Australia.