The Marpessa

This cocktail, named after Marpessa Dawn, costar of the 1959 Brazilian film Black Orpheus, has a crisp, fresh quality rounded out with a spin of curvy pear. The Brazilian cachaça is an extra nod to the sultry star. —S.K.

  • 1 ounce Cabana Cachaça
  • 3⁄4 ounce of Orchard Pear liqueur
  • 1⁄4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce aloe vera juice (available online)

Combine with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake
and strain into a chilled, tall cocktail glass,
garnished with a thinly sliced lime wheel.

Published on July 13, 2010