My Losing Drink Entry: Brazil ’66 (with apologies to the great Sergio Mendez and the venerable French 75)

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We’ll never know if I came in fourth or dead last in the Tales of the Cocktail Drink Competition yesterday, but we can gaze longingly at the winner’s circle regardless.

Congratulations to those who won, and I hope the rest of you losers will post your own recipes in the comments. Here’s mine, the Brazil ’66 (with apologies to the great Sergio Mendez and the venerable French 75)

Brazil 66 Print Me

  • 1 large or 2 medium strawberries, hulled
  • .75 oz cachaça
  • .75 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau or Citronge)
  • .5 oz grenadine (preferably high-quality)
  • 3 oz champagne
  1. Muddle strawberries and grenadine in bottom of a mixing glass until berries form a smooth paste. Add remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Stir ingredients until cold and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Garnish with a strawberry slice and mint sprig.

Recipe printed courtesy of jeffreymorgenthaler.com

15 Replies to “My Losing Drink Entry: Brazil ’66 (with apologies to the great Sergio Mendez and the venerable French 75)”

  • Jeffrey says:

    We’ll never know, Jimmy. You and Sean Bigley are the only two people that read my site!

  • Jeffrey says:

    I contacted Jamie, and he sent his recipe along. it sounds fantastic!

    Colt’s Neck Swizzle
    2 oz Laird’s Applejack
    ¾ oz Ginger syrup
    ½ oz Lemon juice
    2 dashes Fee’s peach bitters
    3 oz Moet & Chandon Champagne

    Place all but 1 ½ oz Champagne in Collins glass.
    Fill ¾ with crushed ice and swizzle (stir) for 7 – 10 seconds.

    Fill glass with crushed ice and top up with the remaining Champagne creating a nice fizzy “head”.

  • Sean Bigley says:

    Jimmy,
    That sounds like a wonderful cocktail too! Can’t wait to see how you make the cassis foam.

    Perhaps the four of us should have been judges rather than competitors. At least I’m sure we can count to 7 and wouldn’t just stop counting ingredients when we get to 5.

    Cheers All!
    Sean

  • Jimmy says:

    I can understand not being able to count to seven after a hard days graft tasting cocktails.

  • Man, those all look great. I’m going to have to try some of them out, next time I want a champagne cocktail.

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