Leite de Onça or Jaguar’s Milk is a sweet and creamy Brazilian cocktail with a thick and smooth texture. It is made with a combination of cachaça, crème de cacao, and milk. In order to prepare it, all ingredients are typically blended, poured into a glass or a mug, then garnished with chocolate sprinkles or cinnamon, if desired.
In Brazil, there are many theories as to where Leite de Onça was created. Some say it is a mixed drink from Minas Gerais State, others say it is from the central-western region.
This classic cocktail packs a lot of power and due to its attractive presence, it is possible to drink it thinking that it is a glass of milk, but remember that it contains a lot of alcohol.
Leite de Onça ~ Jaguar’s Milk
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- 1 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 oz cocoa liqueur
- 1 oz cream
- 1 oz cachaça
- Crushed ice
- Cinnamon to garnish ground
- In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, pour the cachaça, cocoa liqueur, cream, and sweetened condensed milk.
- Shake it well and strain the cocktail into a chilled glass.
- Finally, garnish with a dusting of cinnamon and enjoy your drink! Saúde!
Cachaça is a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice. Also known as pinga, caninha, and other names and it’s the most popular spirit among distilled alcoholic beverages in Brazil. Outside Brazil, cachaça is used almost exclusively as an ingredient in tropical drinks, with the caipirinha being the most famous cocktail
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