Brazilian native Carolina Malta features flavors of her homeland—cachaça and yerba maté tea—in this delicately spiced drink. The drink’s name—Saudade—is a Portuguese word that describes “the infinite feeling of deeply missing someone,” she explains; a half-ounce of port pays homage to her late Portuguese father.
- 1 1/2 ounces ITALICUS Rosolio di Bergamotto liqueur
- 1 ounce clove- and cinnamon-infused aged cachaça (see Editor’s Note)
- 1/2 ounce white port
- 1/2 ounce concentrated yerba maté herbal tea (see Editor’s Note)
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers plum bitters
Garnish: caramelized banana slice
- Stir all ingredients with ice for 15 seconds.
- Strain into a digestive glass over a single ice cube.
- Garnish with a sugared banana slice; use a flame to caramelize it.
Clove- and Cinnamon-Infused Cachaça
Steep 500 ml cachaça with 5 cinnamon sticks and 7 cloves for four days. Strain and bottle.
Concentrated Yerba Maté
Brew 2 tea bags Matte Leão with 1 cup hot water.