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Pina punch

Pina punch
Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

FOLLOWING a now-familiar pattern in the spirits world, cachaca, the Brazilian liquor made from sugar cane juice, has made a heady move up the social ladder in recent years. Like those other better-known New World distillates, rum and tequila, cachaca ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped ripe pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces cachaca
  • 4 ounces ( 1/2 cup) club soda
  • Lime wedge

Step 1Place the pineapple and simple syrup in a rocks glass, and muddle the fruit. Add some ice, then the cachaca. Fill the glass with club soda. Stir the mixture with a straw, then squeeze a lime wedge into the drink and add it to the glass.

Note: From Cole Berlin, bartender from Boa steakhouse in West Hollywood. Make simple syrup by combining equal amounts of water and sugar and simmering until the sugar dissolves.

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