Suave, cachaca cocktail

Suave vert crop We dedicate this drink to Brazil, host to, and loser of, the 2014 World Cup. The idea for it came when we splurged on a strawberry papaya tucked away in the corner of the exotic fruit section of the high-end market we frequent on paydays. In Portuguese, “suave” means smooth. This recipe may seem out of season, but a puree of tropical fruit and South American spirit should drive away the gray, chill and drizzle of winter. Get out the blender for this one. The recipe makes 2 drinks.

1 strawberry papaya, seeded, peeled, diced
4 ounces cachaca
1 ounce creme de banana
2 ounces lime juice
Ice cubes

Add all the ingredients, except the ice cubes, to the blender and blend on low speed for 10 seconds. Add 6 ice cubes and blend another 20 seconds. Pour into a chilled stemmed goblet or wine glass. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

Want to know more? World Cup 2018

Tasting notes: Tropical smoothie tones with a bite of lime.

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