Malandra Crystal + Tropix Cocktails

Malandra Crystal + Tropix Cocktails

Brazilian fruits meet the authentic Brazilian spirit

To celebrate our partnership with Cachaça Malandra, we created versions of famous drinks mixing Malandra with Tropix fruits.

Malandra is a sustainable, artisanal and authentic Brazilian Cachaça. Produced in the state of Minas Gerais and brought with love to Berlin by Brazilians.

Malandra is fresh, sassy and full of surprises, and will bring you to the sunny side of life. 

What is cachaça?

Cachaça, also know as pinga, aguardente or caninha, is the authentic Brazilian spirit. Made by distilling fermented sugar cane juice into liquor, cachaça can be divided in two varieties: branca/prata (unaged) or amarela/ouro (aged).

Malandra Crystal is a cachaça branca (white cachaça), and as its name says, it is crystal clear and transparent. Malandra Crystal brings fruity notes and makes you feel like chilling in a Brazilian beach.

Which drinks can be made with cachaça branca?

Cachaça branca is very versatile. Slightly sweet and mildly aromatic, cachaça can replace rum or even vodka in cocktails. Aside from the Brazilian typical caipirinhas and batidas, cachaça branca also goes well on other tropical drinks like Daiquiris, Piña Collada, or Mojitos.

Batidas

Batidas are the typical aperitif drink in Brazil. They can be consumed before meals, even at parties, served with plenty of ice.

World famous, caipirinha is the most classic cachaça-based drink. Just mix cachaça, fruit, ice, and sugar, and voila: simple and irresistible.

Batida de Côco & Maracujá Ingredients

100ml cachaça branca (Crystal)
1x tropix Coconut
1x tropix Maracujá
40ml Condensed Milk

How to make Batida de Côco & Maracujá

Put all the ingredients in a mixer at medium speed until they reach a uniform consistency. Your Batida de Côco & Maracujá can be kept in a bottle and consumed within a week. Store in the refrigerator.

Caipirinha

Cachaça, one lime, a spoonful of sugar and lots of ice. That all it takes to make a caipirinha, Brazil's beloved drink. But that's just the start. Brazil has a variety of fruits, so possible caipirinha combinations are infinite. This is our very daring take on the Brazilian classic caipirinha: açaí & maracujá caipirinha.

Açaí & Maracujá Caipirinha Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 50ml cachaça branca (Malandra Crystal)
  • 1/2 x tropix Açaí
  • 1/2 x tropix Maracujá
  • 2 two tablespoons of sugar
  • Ice cubes 

How to make Açaí & Maracujá Caipirinha

With a pestle, coarsely grind the açaí and passion fruit pulp together with the sugar. Fill the glass with ice. Pour the cachaça over the ice, so that all the ice is wet with the cachaça. Stir lightly with a drinking spoon.

Expert tip to make a perfect caipirinha

Use ice cubes, never crushed ice. This way you don't risk having a watery caipirinha.

Daiquiri

Named after a Cuban beach, Daiquiri was an instant hit in the early 20th century, and helped popularize rum around the world. Combining Malandra and Tropix, we revisit this classic and add a modern twist.

Cajá Daiquiri Ingredients

30ml of cachaça
1x Tropix Cajá
50ml lemon juice
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 glass of ice cubes

How to make Cajá Daiquiri

In a cocktail shaker, mix the defrosted cajá pulp, the lime juice, the sugar, and the cachaça. Shake well. Serve over ice in a glass.