Le Chat Noir

The inspiration to create this cocktail came form one of my favorite posters: La tournée du Chat Noir avec Rodolphe Salis (Tour of the Le Chat Noir with Rodolphe Salis), painted by the Art Nouveau artist Théophile Steinlen. The poster is Steinlen’s 1896 advertisement for a tour to other cities (“coming soon”) of the Le Chat Noir’s cabaret artists. The painting has an illustration of a black cat. So, to choose the ingredients for this cocktail, I’ve focused on a cabaret concept, wich guided me to bohemian spirits, such as rum and cachaça, and to a sensuality related fruit, the cherry. To make it black, like the cat, I’ve chosen black rum and the black cachaça Cana Crioula.

In a cocktail shaker:
• 1 part (around 0,8 oz) of black rum
• 1 part of black cachaça
• 1 part of cherries purée (sugarless)*
• 1/2 part of cherry syrup**
• Ice
* I’ve used very ripe cherries to make the purée even darker.
** Home-made cherry syrups become darker than the industrialised ones.

>> Cherry to garnish

A inspiração para criar este coquetel veio de um dos meus posters favoritos: La tournée du Chat Noir avec Rodolphe Salis (Turnê do Le Chat Noir com Rodolphe Salis), pintado pelo artista do movimento Art Nouveau Théophile Steinlen. O poster, de 1896, é uma publicidade de Steinlen para a turnê dos artistas do cabaré Le Chat Noir em outras cidades (“em breve”). A pintura tem a ilustração de um gato preto. Portanto, para escolher os ingredientes deste coquetel, eu foquei em um conceito de cabaré, que me levou a bebidas boêmias, como o rum e a cachaça, e a uma fruta que remete à sensualidade, a cereja. Para fazê-lo preto, como o gato, eu escolhi black rum e a cachaça preta Cana Crioula.

Numa coqueteleira:
• 1 parte (por volta de 25 ml) de black rum
• 1 parte de cachaça preta
• 1 parte de purê de cerejas (sem adição de açúcar)*
• 1/2 parte de xarope de cereja**
• Gelo
* Usei cerejas bem maduras para fazer o purê ainda mais escuro.
** Xaropes de cereja caseiros são mais escuros que os industrializados.

>> Cereja para decorar

cheers@pourmesamis.com.br

About Alessandro Paiva

A graphic designer who loves cocktail and travelling. Check my cocktail blog at pourmesamis.com, my travelling blog at fuievouvoltar.com and my graphic design portfolio at www.alessandropaiva.com.

3 comments

  1. Hi,
    Brilliant, just what I needed to know about Cachaca
    thank you for writing such an excellent article.Please keep it up.

  2. Alessandro Paiva

    Thank you, William!

    I’ve been to Soul Cachaça website and loved it, from bottle to recipies. If I go to US, I’ll bring one of those.

    See ya!

  3. Always I rejoice myself with every item of your brand.

    Soul Cachaça

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