Sagatiba Velha is a brand of cachaça created by Marcos de Moraes, a Brazilian entrepreneur. It is made from sugarcane juice that is double distilled in a pot still, then aged for at least two years in American white oak barrels.
Sagatiba Velha is a moderate yellow-gold in color and clear, with aromas and flavors of butternut squash and plantain. As its closest relative is rhum agricole, Sagatiba Velha can be substituted in cocktails that call for that style of rum. Sagatiba Velha is bottled at 80 proof.
Some popular cocktails containing Sagatiba Velha
- Barbary Flip — Cachaça, Pineapple vodka, Bénédictine, Lime juice, Egg white
- Summertime Coconut Punch — Cachaça, Pear, Apple juice, Coconut syrup, Gomme syrup
- The Missionary — Cachaça, Elderflower liqueur, Orgeat, Lime
- Amazona — Cachaça, Bitters, Coconut milk, Lime juice, Ginger syrup