Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova was a popular style of Brazilian music with the likes of artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, or Brazil 66 that made it’s way into American culture in the 1960’s. With it came bossa nova dancing as well as a cocktail by the same name.  One of a spate of new drinks created in 1966 with the introduction of the new spirit Galliano and is still quite a tasty concoction today. Let’s blame it on the Bossa Nova!

Bossa NovaBossa Nova Cocktail

1 oz Galliano
1 oz White Rum
½ oz Apricot Brandy
½ oz lemon juice
1 oz pineapple juice
½ of an egg white
1 sprig mint (for garnish)

Shake vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with mint sprig.