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The Berimbau cocktail is another original from Favela Cubana in Greenwich Village. It features Velho Barreiro Cachaça, one of the few cachaças exported from Brazil. It has a sweet, earthy, fruity taste.

Berimbau drink with orange and rosemary

In this drink, the St-Germain Elderflower and simple syrup bring out more of the sweetness, but the muddled lemon and rosemary add tart and herbal notes.


  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 sprig rosemary (plus a second for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 ounce cachaça
  • 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Put the lemon wedges in a cocktail shaker with the simple syrup and rosemary and muddle these all together. Pour in the cachaça and the St. Germain’s, and add ice cubes. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.