Change Up Your Brunch Game With A Brazilian Bloody Mary
Hands down, the ultimate brunch cocktail is a Bloody Mary. If you’re someone who would rather sip on something savory instead of something sweet like a mimosa, there’s a whole world of Bloody Marys out there that you need to explore. The savory cocktail varies depending on where you live in the world and what types of ingredients are available. For a Brazilian twist on a Bloody Mary, shake up a Bloody Carioca.
If you like nutmeg, you’ll be a fan. A Bloody Carioca is made with tomato juice, passion fruit juice, lemon juice, celery salt, Tabasco sauce, ground pepper, onion powder and nutmeg. Instead of vodka, the Brazilians use the country’s most popular spirit called cachaça — a white rum made from fermented sugarcane juice. Cachaça has a subtly herbaceous flavor going on.
Here’s a recipe for a Bloody Carioca that’s made with the addition of sea salt, cucumber and green olives. Cachaça is usually bottled between 38 and 48 percent ABV, where vodka, tequila, rum and gin are usually bottled around 40 percent ABV.
You can expect to get the same buzz with a Bloody Carioca that you would with a vodka-spiked Bloody Mary. The next time you’re in the mood for a vibrant cocktail that strays from the norm, give this Brazilian libation a try.