Hot Caipi


2 oz aged cacha├ža (Novo Fogo Gold)
1 oz turbinado syrup*
1/2 lime, quartered
5-6 oz hot water

Muddle the lime in the bottom of a heated mug. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and serve.

For background on the Hot Caipirinha, see here.

*Combine equal volumes hot water and turbinado sugar, mix, cool, and bottle.

[Photo courtesy of Novo Fogo.]


Naval Traditions


1 3/4 oz aged rum
1/2 oz Cruzan Black Strap rum
1/2 oz turbinado syrup**
1/4 oz Islay Scotch
2 dashes spiced bitters
flamed orange bitters*, for garnish

Stir the first five ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Flame the bitters over the drink.

*Mix equal parts Regan’s orange bitters and 151-proof rum in a mister bottle and spray through a flame above the glass.

**Mix turbinado sugar with an equal volume of hot water. Chill and bottle.

(Note: The photo above is from a different cocktail that uses the bitters torch.)