A Hot New Twist On The Cuba Libre

The Agri-Cola: a far cry from a rum and coke
Apr 17, 2015 1:00 pm
agri-cola cocktail

The Cuba Libre’s history and lineage may have been lost to decades of political unrest and passionate nationalism, but as it evolved through the years, there’s no doubt many still enjoy this reliable taste of the islands. It’s not easy to make a classic drink complex and still hit the mark, and while the Cuba libres we’re used to might have a more cloying taste, the rum, or rhums in this case, are what make the Agri-Cola cocktail at NYC’s Locanda Verde sing.

Cachaça Grilled Chicken Recipe

Marinate your chicken in Brazil's national spirit
Jun 24, 2014 2:00 pm
cachaca grilled chicken recipe

We're celebrating the World Cup with classic recipes from Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond, by the restaurateurs behind London's Cabana restaurants. While you've got the cachaça out for cocktails, make this delicious Brazilian grilled chicken. Once you master the technique, you'll bust this dish out every grilling season.

Food Republic World Cup Preview: 5 Brazilian Drinks To Know. 5 Matches To Watch.

What to watch for and drink in Brazil this week
Jun 11, 2014 10:00 am

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off this Thursday, and the world's best 32 international sides will gather in Brazil with a shared dream of capturing the quadrennial tournament's title. The field is set for football's ("soccer's") largest global stage, and there are already several storylines to follow from home. In Part II of our World Cup preview, we look at five Brazilian drinks to know and five first round matches to watch, along with some predictions. Game on!

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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