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A Stunning Display of Cachaça and Malbec

Friday Happy Hour: Because Your Caipirinha Deserves Some Red Wine

By Hadley Tomicki ·
In Brazil, right this very minute, exceptional individuals are concluding years of agonizing training in an effort to crest the peaks of human achievement and potential.

And you’re drinking a caipirinha with wine in it.

Which is pretty close to the same thing.

Go for the Brazilian Sour, a drinking experience that would never make you choose between spirits and wine. It’s a welcome take on the already-welcome caipirinha, and it enters the world via Mar’sel, a restaurant at California’s Terranea resort.

One could call this cachaça cocktail “too pretty to drink.”

Right before drinking it.

Which would make one a liar.

Brazilian Sour

2 oz Leblon Cachaça
3/4 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1 float malbec

Add first three ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with a float of malbec. Garnish with edible flowers.
Hadley Tomicki

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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