Summer Cocktail: Brazilian Sangria

Serves 1

Brazilian Sangria“Seasonal fruits and fragrant flowers add a pleasing twist to summertime cocktails,” shares leading mixologist Ben Scorah of New York’s Beekman Bar & Books. “From lychee, cherimoya and dragon fruit to summer favorites such as juicy strawberries, peaches and plums — the bigger the chunks the better, especially during the heat of the season.” Here is one of Scorah’s signature summer drinks.

Fresh seasonal fruit, such as strawberries, kiwi, or passion fruit
1/4 ounce Lucid Absinthe*
1-1/4 ounce cachaca
1/2 ounce Spanish brandy
1/2 ounce orange liquor
1 ounce red wine

In a cocktail shaker, thoroughly muddle the fruit with Lucid, cachaca, brandy and orange liquor. Pour mixture into a wine glass. Float red wine on top of cocktail. Stir and enjoy.

*Lucid Absinthe is the first genuine absinthe to be legally available in the US after 95 years of prohibition. Though you might be surprised to find absinthe in sangria, Lucid is actually an extremely versatile spirit that adds balance and a familiar sense of warmth to this refreshing cocktail.