Rabo de Galo Cocktail

The Amaro Week cocktail series continues with Rabo de Galo, an amaro cocktail using Brazil’s national spirit.

Rabo de Galo Cocktail

This amaro cocktail takes us to Brazil via Italy for the Rabo de Galo, a very popular drink in Brazil made with cachaça. Rabo de Galo  translates as “tail of the cock”,  or cocktail. In this case, the vegetal notes of the cachaça play well with the vegetal-herbal notes of Cynar, the artichoke-based amaro.

For more information about amari, refer to the Essential Guide to Amaro.

Rabo de Galo Cocktail


  • 60 ml cachaça
  • 15 ml Cynar
  • 15 ml sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Glassware: short glass
Garnish: lime peel


In a mixing glass stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled short glass and garnish with lime peel.

Other cocktails in the Amaro Week series: The Montevit, White Negroni, The Bitter & Twisted Martini, Outback Galah, The Bitter Smoke, Black Manhattan, Rising Sun in Trinidad

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Rabo de Galo Cocktail was last modified: September 30th, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
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