Abelha Cachaça Cocktails #1: A Caçadora
Sloe gin makes me think of the English countryside, posh voices carrying across fresh cold air, and hunting. Hence, “A Caçadora” means “The Huntress” in Portuguese.
This is a martini with an interesting, almost wine-like nose, then the unmistakable honeyed warmth of Abelha Cachaça Gold on the tongue, and a smooth finish with a hint of the gin herbals. The other flavours reduce the heavy (cloying?) sweetness of the sloes really nicely.
30ml Abelha Cachaça Gold
20ml Sloe gin
50ml Pomegranate juice
Shake ingredients and strain into a martini glass. Ideal garnish is a blackberry and cherry.