Bartender runs around London for Rio-bound cachaça recipes

02 August, 2016

Fabiano Latham has been running around some of London’s best bars collecting cachaça-based cocktail recipes to send to Rio for the Olympics.

The half Brazilian, half English bartender is bar manager of Chotto Matte in London’s Soho. He has been pounding the streets visiting 26 of London’s best cocktail bars to gather the recipes from top mixologists.

Sponsored by Campari’s cachaça brand, Sagatiba, Latham has collected the recipes in a specially designed torch made from a cocktail shaker. They will be sent to Astor, on Leblon beach, Rio, for a special drinks menu during the Olympic Games.

Latham, said: “Four years ago there was a great buzz around London’s bars when the games were here. While it is more of a marathon than a hop, skip and a jump, collecting these recipes in my Sagatiba torch is going to be a lot of fun, but no doubt exhausting. I hope to pass on some of the energy we all felt in 2012 to our friends in Rio through these fantastic cachaça recipes.”

The route being taken by Latham will see him run across London visiting top cocktail bars, including Trailer Happiness in the west, The Lounge in the south and Flight Club in the east. A variety of cachaça cocktails from the famed caipirinha to more elaborate creations is expected to fill the torch.

Cachaça, made from free run sugar cane juice, is the national drink of Brazil and best known as the core base for the ciapirinha cocktail. Campari says Sagatiba is Brazil’s number one premium cachaça.

Full list of bars on the route:

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