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The slave trade left a strong African imprint on Brazilian cuisine, which is why Marcus Samuelsson chose to serve this classic Brazilian cocktail at his African-themed party. In his version, however, he muddles cranberries along with the usual lime and replaces the Brazilian spirit cachaça (made from sugarcane juice) with Scandinavian aquavit (an infused spirit).
- 10 fresh cranberries, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 lime wedges
- 1/3 cup aquavit
- Fill a rocks glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, using a wooden spoon, muddle the cranberries with the sugar, water and 1 of the lime wedges. Add the aquavit and a handful of ice and shake well. Strain into the glass, garnish with the remaining lime wedge and serve.