Dragnet, a Friday cocktail

My name’s Friday, I’m a cop… Even old TV shows get a nod in the cocktail world (but forget about the movie version!). This combination stars Brazil’s national spirit, cachaca, a distillate based on sugar cane syrup. To match it, look for some not-from-concentrate red grape juice.

2 ounces cachaca
2 ounces unsweetened red grape juice
1/2 ounce lime juice.

Pour all ingredients into a shaker with lots of ice. Shake well and pour into an ice-filled highball glass. Sergeant Joe Friday reminds us: “Always have a designated driver.” And for your driver, an in-aptly named mocktail: APB. Substitute sparkling apple cider for cachaca.

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Tomorrow: How’s your noggin?

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