It use to be rare to spot cachaça on a spirit menu ... and harder still find it on a cocktail list in something besides a caipirinha. But thanks to this year’s World Cup, it’s never been easier to find creative cachaça cocktails.
The distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice is the best selling liquor in Brazil, where Brazilians have been drinking it since at least the 16th century. And it’s no wonder why. The spirit, with its sweet yet earthy and smoky tones is delicious and potent. And refreshing on a steamy day.
We asked bartenders from Brazil to New York to San Francisco to share the cachaça drinks they’ll be serving up this summer. Whether you favor the traditional caipirinha or want something new (Moscow mule, perhaps?) there’s a cachaça cocktail for you.