Rio Grande Sour

Ranjini Bose, Seamstress | New York City

Brazil and Germany always make for exciting matchups. Going off the traditional sour build, the Rio Grande Sour plays funky, aged cachaça against herbaceous, bittersweet Jägermeister.


Serving: 1

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 orange slice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Jägermeister
  • 1 1/2 ounce aged cachaça, preferably Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged

Garnish: Fresh orange zest

  1. Combine all Ingredients in a tin.
  2. Dry shake and then shake again with ice.
  3. Double strain into a coupe.
  4. Garnish with fresh orange zest.
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