Cachaça is typically found in refreshing tropical cocktails alongside ingredients like citrus and sparkling water – but Ivy Mix, from Brooklyn’s Leyenda, takes it in an entirely different direction.
Playing on the cooked-sugar notes of aged cachaça, Mix adds in rich, raisiny Pedro Ximenez sherry and festive cinnamon and orgeat syrups, made even more like a holiday fruitcake with the addition of egg yolk and heavy cream. It’s about as rich and comforting as cocktails get, a perfect treat for a cold night.
Dry-shake all ingredients first without ice, then again with ice added. Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass. Garnish with a dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg.