Obispo Cocktail

John Perry Yates | Brooklyn, NY

Created by illustrator John Perry Yates for the 2014 World Cup match between Brazil and Chile, the Obispo cocktail is one of a dozen variations of the “red-wine-citrus-and-sometimes-rum” Bishop cocktail—a favorite of Dickens. “Obispo” translates to “bishop” in Spanish. Yates swapped the rum for Brazilian cachaça and all the citrus with lime to evoke Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. Use a big, bold Chilean wine like cabernet sauvignon or carménère.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces cachaça
  • 3 ounces red wine
  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, raw

Garnish: lime wedge

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle lime pieces with raw sugar.
  2. Add cachaça, red wine and ice.
  3. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.