Maxime Belfand created this cocktail for the Cocktail Cabinet Program, which he runs with Masa Urushido at Saxon + Parole in NYC. This program gives new meaning to “I’ll have the usual.” SAXON + PAROLE has come up with a fun way to discover new tastes in cocktails, and make you feel like one of the family. Here’s how it works. Each month you’ll be invited to try a new cocktail at a tasting, then the surplus is housed for you until you re-visit. Rare and barrel-aged spirits and specialty house-made ingredients are highlighted. Joining the club is $75 a month, which includes about eight cocktails and also gets you preferential reservations at Saxon + Parole. Featured January 2014, The Aragua was a warm sip, artfully housed, featuring exquisite Santa Teresa rum, house-made falernum, and lime and ginger accents. saxonandparole.com
See more recipes for a hot and steamy Latin dance party in our Tropicalia issue.