The Ipanema

MK • Chicago

Sommelier Josh Kaplan contributed this cocktail—perfected with the help of MK's pastry chef—to the restaurant's drink list. A lover of cachaça, Kaplan pays tribute to Brazil's most popular spirit with his Ipanema.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 2 ounces cachaça (potent Brazilian sugarcane spirit)
  • 1 ounce apricot nectar
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Madeira, preferably Sercial
  • 1 lime wheel

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the lime wheel and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the lime wheel.

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