The Cornerstone0


  • 2 ounces Novo Fogo aged cachaça
  • 1/2 ounce Trader Tiki Hibiscus Grenadine
  • 1/4 ounce Fernet Branca
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass and stir until cold. Strain and serve up in a cocktail glass or over ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange zest.

I made The Cornerstone at home some time ago when I received a couple sample bottles of Novo Fogo cachaça but never I posted the recipe. I was reminded about it again today when I was served one at a Novo Fogo cachaça tasting event here in Portland. This is truly a fantastic drink – rich and complex, smooth and sipable. It makes a great substitute for a Manhattan when you want something a little different.