Paulo enjoyed creating unique concoctions from a very early age, when even as a child his father would let him experiment with the ingredients in their full basement bar. He channels that creativity into managing the beverage program at Brass Union, where he enjoys the neighborhood vibe and regular patrons. You can read our full interview with him here.
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
- Muddle lime wedges.
- Add ice.
- 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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