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Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova 1.000

Julia Ewan

Jun 13, 2007

Here is an example of another kind of summer cocktail you can make with cachaca. The cranberry and lime juices and the Cointreau suggest a blended cosmopolitan, but the cachaca adds an extra bite.

Servings: 1
  • 2 ounces cachaca
  • 1 ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce orange-flavor liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce unsweetened red cranberry juice
  • 1/2 ounce sugar syrup (see NOTE)
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish

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Combine the liquid ingredients and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the lime wedge, and serve with a straw.

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Adapted from Mittie Hellmich's "Mini Bar" series (Chronicle Books, 2007).

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 318

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 2mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 25g 8%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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