Fever Pitch Cocktail

Recipe for Fever Pitch Cocktail, with cachaca, pineapple, basil, green chartreuse, lime, egg white, and celery bitters. Brazilian-themed for the World Cup!

No joke: I think this cocktail might be a witch/wizard/non-Satanic Rosemary’s Baby. This fine specimen of a drink simply came together, out of thin air, in a way I couldn’t have planned if I tried. It defies explanation, and I was just the conduit here. 

You see… The base spirit here is cachaca, the pride and joy (or at least one of them) of Brazil. As garnished, the drink is yellow and green. And–and–it manifested itself just in time for the World Cup 2014, which kicks off TODAY, in Brazil of course.

I am far too blown away to pretend that I did this on purpose.

Recipe for Fever Pitch Cocktail, with cachaca, pineapple, basil, green chartreuse, lime, egg white, and celery bitters. Brazilian-themed for the World Cup!

All I was aiming to do was play with the tropical/vegetal mouth-carnival that is cachaca (Novo Fogo specifically). 

There’s a lot going on there, and there’s a lot of fun to be had: Novo Fogo simultaneously tastes like unripe bananas and bell peppers. It’s soft, smooth, and very drinkable on its own, which obviously means it’s a standout in cocktails. I’d note that most of the other cachacas I’ve tried absolutely need lime and sugar to be enjoyable, but that says more about me and my undiscerning tastes than it does about cachaca. I’ve grown up a little (go ahead, tell me it’s adorable).

(I will get sick of that gif at precisely never o’ clock.)

Recipe for Fever Pitch Cocktail, with cachaca, pineapple, basil, green chartreuse, lime, egg white, and celery bitters. Brazilian-themed for the World Cup!

The drink itself is herbal and bright–both in color and in flavor–and refreshing, with a little depth from bitters and Chartreuse. Foamy egg white keeps things foxy and luxurious–though you could skip that, I guess. 

Additionally, if you’re day-drinking (as people oft do when watching sports, I’m told), this could pass for green juice. Probably not useful information, but ya never know.

Enjoy yourself this weekend, whether you’re watching the fine sporting events going on or not. Fellow Americans: if you make this, be sure to chase it with Coors and an entire apple pie. Okay? Okay.

GO U-S-OF-A!
-d.

Recipe for Fever Pitch Cocktail, with cachaca, pineapple, basil, green chartreuse, lime, egg white, and celery bitters. Brazilian-themed for the World Cup!

Fever Pitch Cocktail
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Ingredients
  1. 3 big leaves fresh basil
  2. 1 sugar cube
  3. 1 1/2 ounces silver cachaca (Novo Fogo used here)
  4. 3/4 ounce fresh pineapple juice
  5. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  6. 1/4 ounce Green Chartreuse
  7. 1 egg white
  8. A few dashes celery bitters
  9. Pineapple and basil, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle basil leaves and sugar very well. Add cachaca, pineapple juice, lime juice, Chartreuse and egg white and dry shake (without ice) until well combined. Add a handful of ice and shake like you mean it for a solid minute or so. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and top with celery bitters. Garnish as desired.
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15 Responses to Fever Pitch Cocktail

  1. I cannot believe you got hold of Cacha├ža I have been having to make caipirinhas with vodka :( I have to order it online or go to London to get it……51 is also a very good brand, very pure.
    Mariana @The Candid Kitchen recently posted…Cheese bread and Chimichurri sauceMy Profile

  2. Being brazilian I also really enjoyed the colour palette of this post ;)

  3. Listen no one beats you in the bloguesphere (or whatever they call it..) when it comes to presentation and photos of coctails! Outstanding! I mean it! xoxo
    ps. everytime I see your name I wonder how it would be pronounced.. any tips?
    Johlene recently posted…Peach and Yoghurt Tart POPSICLESMy Profile

    • You are too kind! Thanks Johlene!

      My name is pronounced… Sort of like if you took the middle syllable out of “Guatemala”? If that makes sense?

  4. D –

    This is gorgeous! I’m going to have to try it for myself!

    Cheers!

    xxG
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  5. AHHHHH YES I had missed your posts and cocktails so darn much!!! This one looks mighty fine and this is a combo I really need to try. It sounds so intriguing and lovely!
    Happy weekend! <3
    Consuelo – Honey & Figs recently posted…Chocolate Coconut Yogurt Cream PancakesMy Profile

  6. This looks amazing! How have I never made a cocktail before!
    ATasteOfMadness recently posted…Eggless Chocolate Mug CakeMy Profile

  7. This sounds so insanely good, and that last shot is so beautiful I could cry.
    Alanna recently posted…Apricot Custard Pie with Cardamom Crumble Crust {Gluten-Free}My Profile

  8. Yum! I have never, ever tasted anything like that, and I totes appreciate that it could appear as a green health drink mid-day. “Oh, this? Yeah. It’s alfalfa and lemon grass. . . . ”
    Sara {Home is Where The Cookies Are} recently posted…Easy Peanut Butter Sugar CookiesMy Profile

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