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Crafting Cocktails: Paulo Pereira's Mariana

By Paulo Pereira
The Bar

Brass Union

Somerville’s Brass Union has all the elements of a classic neigh­borhood restaurant—game nights, live music, classic fare that includes everything from cheese­burgers to market-fresh ceviche, brunch, monthly pairing dinners, local craft brews, and of course, innovative delicious cocktails.



  • 5 lime wedges
  • 1/2 oz Luxardo Mararschino
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz medium bodied red wine
  • 3/4 oz St. George Spiced Pear
  • 1 oz Leblon Cachaca
  1. Muddle lime wedges.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Shake.
  4. Pour into glass.

About the Drink

"This variation came about when I was sitting with my parents and wife around a table outside one day. My father had heard of and sampled Caiparinhas with the addition of red wine from some of his Brazilian friends. After making us a round, my wife had the idea of adding the maraschino liqueur and after some experimenting the Mariana was born."

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