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Beleza Hemingway

A Twisted Classic, a riff on the Hemingway Daiquiri (Papa Doble Style)

  • ¾ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz Simple Syrup
  • ½ oz grapefruit juice (ruby red is great)
  • ¼ oz Maraschino liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz Beleza Pura® Cachaça

Add ingredients into a shaker with ice - shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Beleza Aperitif

Created by Thad Vogler of Jardinière

  • ¾ fresh lime
  • ¾ oz home made ginger syrup. (1/1 simple syrup infused with fresh peeled ginger - let it sit over night)
  • 1 ½ oz Beleza Pura
  • 5-8 mint leaves

Shake the above ingredients well and double strain into a sherry glass. Finish with an ounce of champagne. Garnish with a mint leaf.

Playboy - “Drink of the Week”

Playboy Drink of the Week

If you’re wondering what the next big thing will be at your trendy neighborhood bar, you’d be wise to keep your eye on the caipirinha — a Brazilian treat made with crushed lime, sugar and cachaça (a Brazilian rum pronounced kah-SHAH-sah). For years, this drink has been touted as the logical successor to the mojito, but cachaça isn’t exactly on every bar shelf yet. While Brazil is said to have more than 5,000 different brands of the stuff, the United States carries only a handful of bottles. That’s slowly changing. One of the newest and most impressive entrants in the market is Beleza Pura® from Excalibur Enterprise.

Cachaça is often compared to rum, and every bottle imported in the USA has to carry a label that says “Brazilian Rum.” But there are differences: Rum can be made of molasses; cachaça is made from sugarcane juice. Beleza Pura® is a clear, un-aged product that’s made to be consumed in cocktails. It is not designed to compete with aged rums, sipping rums or other digestifs. That said, you could drink it on the rocks and be very very happy: the 80-proof spirit is wonderfully smooth, not too sweet, a tad earthy and a little smoky.

The story doesn’t end there. Cachaça can be used in dozens of cocktails and in all likelihood will be soon — especially when paired with pineapple or orange. Other cachaças (some aged) are also stepping up their distribution: Agua Luca seems to be the other major player. So while summer may have ended, look for rum cocktails to continue to flourish.

– James Oliver Cury

Blood Orange Caipirinha

By Nick Mautone, Author ‘Raising the Bar’

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • ½ blood orange, peeled and cubed
  • 1-2 tsp sugar

Muddle the blood orange and sugar in a non-breakable mixing glass, add Beleza Pura® and ice. Shake well and strain into a (red sea salt) rimmed rock glass.

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