Ana Paula Ulrich
Winning cocktail: Amanayara
50ml Patrón Silver
40ml Poção do Otimismo
3 drops Champagne's acid
1 pinch salt flower
Garnish: A leaf of Capuchinha Método.
Method: Start the Amanayara rite by gently pouring Tequila Patrón Silver in a mixing glass and add some ice. Quickly mix it and set it aside. In another recipient, add Poção do Otimismo, Ácido de Champagne and salt flower. Use a portable mini mixer to emulsify the ingredients. Gently add Tequila Patrón to the mix and stir it. Serve it in pottery glass with round ice. The rite's good luck touch is completed by the leaf of Capuchinha.
Inspiration: Amanayara, the Lady of the Rain in Tupi Guarani language. People say that calmness comes after the storm. Rain brings fertility and a new rise. "New land!" Brazil has been, over several centuries, the host of different cultures that added value to our people. "Our glass is always half full" and Brazilians´ contagious enthusiasm may be the result of two chemical compounds: dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for pleasure sensation, and serotonin, related to good humor. Two key ingredients were used to develop Poção de Otimismo: Cocoa honey, the liquid portion extracted from the cocoa pulp, and Jaca, a typical Brazilian fruit, a bit sweet, similar in texture and in fragrance to the banana, peach and mango. These typically Brazilian fruits are in the group of amino-acids which is responsible for increasing the levels of neurotransmitters in human body.
Amanayara represents what makes you go ahead, to rediscover hope.
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