Chef's Recipes

Canchanchara

Australian Gourmet Traveller cocktail recipe for Canchanchara by Matt Bax

By Matthew Bax
  • Serves 1
Canchanchara
Canchanchara

The most typical version of this drink uses a crude, unfinished rum called aguardiente.

Ingredients

  • ½ lime
  • 10 cm piece of lemon grass, peeled and very finely sliced
  • 60 ml rum (see note) (¼ cup)
  • 30 ml honey water (see note)
  • To garnish: stalk of lemon grass

Method

Main
  • 1
    Muddle lime and lemon grass in a highball glass.
  • 2
    Add rum, honey water and crushed ice. Stir, garnish with lemon grass and serve.

Notes

Bax uses Havana Club Especial rum. For honey water, dissolve honey in an equal amount of hot water and cool.

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  • Author: Matthew Bax