The quality of Toco Cachaça’s ingredients, coupled with a meticulously handcrafted production method, paves the way for a finer drink, enriched with heart-stirring flavors. As a result, masking the taste of this noble spirit with a lot of sugar or other additives is unwarranted: it is meant to be enjoyed neat…though it sure helps create amazing cocktails as well.
You can’t think of South American cocktails and *not* think of the lime-y, refreshing Caipirinha. The classic summer masterpiece is the mainstay in Brazil—and is even the national cocktail. As simple to make as a Jack & Coke, this three-ingredient chef-d’oeuvre caters to the perfect balance of sweet, sour and vegetal flavors. All you’ve to do is muddle the lime quarters along with the sugar, and add the flavor-rich Toco Cachaça— and you’re ready to tickle your tastebuds with Brazil’s favorite cocktail.
- 2 oz of Toco Cachaça
- ½ or 1 lime cut in quarters
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- Toss the chopped lime into an old-fashioned glass and muddle well with sugar.
- Add a few ice cubes and top the drink with Cachaça.
- Stir well and enjoy!
The North Pole
This recipe pays homage to the Canadian origin of Toco’s founders! One night with friends in Montreal, they decided to put a sweet twist to the good old-fashioned drink by mixing Toco with maple syrup instead of sugar. While Cachaça still remained at the heart of the drink, maple syrup made it seasonal while complementing the cocktail’s classic elements.
The drink is not just rich, smoky and boozy but also a true Pan-American experience of flavors, with Toco Cachaça from Brazil, berry-tinged oranges from the US, and sweet maple syrup from Canada.
- 2 oz of Toco Cachaça
- 1 orange peel
- 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
- cinnamon stick for garnish
- In a glass full of ice cubes, add the cachaça along with the maple syrup.
- Squeeze the orange peel to liberate some zest and mix the cocktail.
- Place an orange twist in the drink and add a cinnamon stick for garnish.
Nothing quite satisfies your palate like Negroni —the classic Italian drink to open your evening meal! It is a simple and sophisticated apéritif that replaces the bitter flavor of juniper with a hint of vanilla and substitutes Gin with Toco. What’s more, it is exquisitely vermilion, bracingly bittersweet, herbaceously complex—but still refreshing enough to be the perfect addition to your next dinner party. To prepare one at home, follow the recipe below for the perfect Negroni.
- 2 oz. Toco Cachaça
- 1 oz. sweet Vermouth
- Pour the ingredients into your mixing glass filled with ice cubes.
- Stir well with very cold ice until blended.
- Garnish with an orange twist or slice.
Is there anything that could mix with coffee better than sugar? How about Toco Coffee? Combining two of life’s greatest pleasures—caffeine and alcohol—this smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet recipe is a real pick-me-up and a rich nightcap to a great meal. What’s more, it promises a beautiful balance of bitter and sweet while highlighting the delicate and complex flavors of Toco Cachaça!
- 2 oz Toco Cachaça
- 1 oz coffee liquor
- 1 shot of espresso