Brazilian Crush
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Brazilian Crush
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Rating

4.25 / 5
The Brazilian Crush cocktail is a vibrant and zesty drink that celebrates the spirit and flavors of Brazil. At its heart is cachaça, a distilled spirit derived from sugarcane juice, ... more The Brazilian Crush cocktail is a vibrant and zesty drink that celebrates the spirit and flavors of Brazil. At its heart is cachaça, a distilled spirit derived from sugarcane juice, which is a quintessential component of Brazilian mixology. This cocktail balances the potent kick of cachaça with the tartness of fresh lime juice, while the sweetness of grenadine adds a colorful touch and a hint of syrupy flavor. The inclusion of freshly muddled orange injects a tropical citrus note that rounds out the mix, making the Brazilian Crush a refreshing and dynamic beverage. Typically served in a lowball glass, this cocktail is both visually appealing and tantalizingly aromatic, garnished with a sprig of mint to accentuate its freshness.
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31.58% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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15ml ½oz 1.5cl
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1 1 1
60ml 2oz 6cl

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Brazilian Crush is a delightful fusion of Brazilian flair and tropical zest, striking a beautiful balance between the robustly sweet cachaça and the tangy citrus of lime and orange. The dash of grenadine not only deepens the cocktail with a hint of rich sweetness but also adds a vibrant layer that complements the fresh, muddled orange, creating an invigorating drink that swings to the rhythmic beats of Brazil.

Method
How to make a Brazilian Crush

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the segments of one orange with the lime juice at the bottom of a cocktail shaker
Add the cachaça and grenadine and shake with ice
Strain into a lowball glass
Garnish with a mint sprig and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is Cachaça and why is it used in the Brazilian Crush?

Cachaça is a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice, primarily produced in Brazil. It is the key ingredient in the Brazilian Crush cocktail, lending it a distinctive, robust flavor that complements the citrus notes from the lime juice and orange. Its use in this cocktail celebrates Brazilian culture and gives the drink an authentic tropical taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I properly garnish a Brazilian Crush?

A Brazilian Crush cocktail can be beautifully garnished with a slice of orange or a lime wheel to enhance its tropical feel and add a splash of color. For a more elaborate touch, a sprig of mint or a cherry can also be used. These garnishes not only make the drink more visually appealing but also add a fresh aroma and a hint of extra flavor.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another spirit for Cachaça in the Brazilian Crush?

While Cachaça is the traditional spirit used in the Brazilian Crush, it can be substituted with white rum or vodka if necessary. However, doing so will alter the flavor profile of the cocktail, moving it away from its original Brazilian character. Each alternative brings a different dimension to the drink, with rum adding a sweeter, mellower taste and vodka providing a cleaner, crisper finish.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Brazilian Crush?

The Brazilian Crush, with its refreshing and tropical flavors, is perfect for summertime parties, beach gatherings, or any occasion that calls for a festive and lively atmosphere. Its vibrant taste and appearance make it an excellent choice for celebrations or simply as a refreshing treat on a hot day.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Brazilian Crush compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 31.58%, the Brazilian Crush is considered moderately strong compared to other cocktails. Its alcohol level makes it a good choice for those looking to enjoy a cocktail with a noticeable but not overwhelming alcohol presence, blending well with its fruity and tropical components for a balanced taste.

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