Ingredients: Novo Fogo Silver Cachaca, creme de banane, fresh lime, pineapple
In the deep winter months, everyone reaches for warming spices and roasty flavors for their food and drink alike. But after all those holiday meals and hot cocoas, you might start feeling a little over it. If you’re thoroughly done with cinnamon for the season, we’ve got a refreshing drink recommendation for you.
The Bananagram is a cold cocktail served at Keenan’s at the Pier, and it’s the perfect fruity drink to help you shake off those winter blues. So what if it’s still freezing outside? Indoors where it’s nice and warm, the Bananagram’s creme de banane, fresh lime, and pineapple will transport you to a sunny paradise— perhaps somewhere like Brazil, the country of origin of the drink’s spirit, cachaca.
Cachaca is made from fermented sugarcane juice, and has been referred to as a Brazilian white rum in the past, although these days it’s understood to be in its own category entirely. The liquor generally has a sweet, fruity, and spicy aroma. Novo Fogo’s Silver Cachaca boasts flavors from the terroir of Southern Brazil: banana, florals, sea salt, and red pepper. It’s rested in stainless steel to smooth it out, which checks out upon drinking the Bananagram— the drink is effortless to imbibe!