Chappy Hour: Vesuvius + Brazillian Presidente

August 7, 2015 by Tan Light

When life gives you Fig Liqueur, you must seek out a reason to celebrate. Hugh Hazelton’s translation of Brazilian poet Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares is a fine reason to celebrate, as this is the first time Tavares’ work is available for an English audience. So, in today’s Chappy Hour, I grabbed a few friends* to help celebrate Vesuvius with a Brazillian Presidente.

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When life gives you Fig Liqueur, you must seek out a reason to celebrate. Hugh Hazelton’s translation of Brazilian poet Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares is a fine reason to celebrate, as this is the first time Tavares’ work is available for an English audience. So, in today’s Chappy Hour, I grabbed a few friends* to help celebrate Vesuvius from Wolsak & Wynn with a Brazillian Presidente.

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What You’ll Need:

2 oz. Leblon Cachaca (you can substitute white rum in a pinch)
1/2 oz. Fig Liqueur
1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
Dash Grenadine
Fig slice for garnish

 

What to Do:

Add ice to your shaker. Add cachaca, fig liqueur, sweet vermouth, and grenadine. Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a fig slice, serve.

PS. If you find this cocktail too strong, we found that an ounce of persecco was just the right balance.

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What to Read:

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Read an excerpt from Vesuvius by Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares here.

 

*Check out the Chappy Hour cocktail party pics on our Instagram. A big thanks to Kelvin Kong and Tanya Snyder for letting me into their liquor cabinets!


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