Cachaça Files: The Cuca Effing Way Cocktail Recipe

A drink with cachaça, Brazil's national spirit
May 10, 2013 3:01 pm

Cachaça is a liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice and is now recognized by the U.S. as a distinctive product of Brazil, instead of as a "Brazilian rum." With the World Cup and the Olympics turning the world's attention to Brazil in the next couple years, get ready for the cachaça blitz and arm yourself with new cocktail recipes — like this one!

Let Us Help You Celebrate National Cachaça Day

Tonight's all about the caipirinha
Jun 12, 2012 2:31 pm

Celebrate National Cachaça day with a caipirinha. Find recipes after the jump.

Cachaça Finally Recognized In The United States

Is Brazil's national spirit the next tequila?
May 29, 2012 4:02 pm
Cachaca Distillery

Here’s a brief quiz for you: what is cachaça? If you guessed “Brazilian rum,” you’re now officially wrong. Here's why...

Pearl Button Cocktail Recipe

A light citrusy cocktail topped with grapefruit
Aug 19, 2011 5:01 pm
Pearl Button
Photo: Nick Brown

The carbonated combination of ingredients gave off an opalescent glimmer, reminding John Deragon of the pearl buttons on the vest he wore behind the bar. Courtesy of PDT's Jim Meehan, the man who told us how to pack up a bar for the beach.

Cachaça Cocktail Recipe

Spain meets Brazil in the Girl From Jerez cocktail
Apr 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Photo: Kenn Wilson on Flickr

During NYC’s cold, cold winter, Leblon Cachaça invited a few of the city’s best mixologists to create cocktails that would show that the Brazilian spirit wasn’t just for the warm days of summer anymore.

Jim Meehan, the master mixologist from the speakeasy-like PDT in the Lower East Side, responded to the challenge by looking to Spain, adding sherry (and...


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