Cachaca

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  1. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Could I get some recommendations for use other than the caipiXXXX cocktails? Thanks.
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    Can't you just substitute it for rum? Honestly, I've never had cachaca in anything other than a cairainaha, but that's basically just a mojito with the rum swap.
     


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    What brand of Cachaca do you have? I got a bottle of '51' but that's all they got around here.
     


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    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    The only bottle I've ever had is a Velho Barreiro that I bought in Rio when I was there. It's about 7 years old and I've still got about 70% of it left. Tells you how often I make caiperinias.
     


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    First off I fucking love capirinhas.... probably my favorite drink. I think PITU is a brand that is widely available but I get the feeling it is pretty shitty in the cachaca realm. One bottle I preferred is an aged cachaca ... I don't know the brand but the bottle is wrapped in wicker almost like a basket weave and the label is unforgettable as it has a Brazilian James Coburn look-alike on the front wearing the most Hugh Hefner-esque style smoking jacket! if you've had this I'm sure you would remember!
     


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    edinatlanta Senior member

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    What brand of Cachaca do you have? I got a bottle of '51' but that's all they got around here.

    A bottle of gold cachaca I picked up in Rio in 07. Forget the name.
     


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    Can't you just substitute it for rum? Honestly, I've never had cachaca in anything other than a cairainaha, but that's basically just a mojito with the rum swap.

    what kind of caipirinha did you drink? ;x
     


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    how about drinking it straight?
     


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    scarphe Senior member

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    Can't you just substitute it for rum? Honestly, I've never had cachaca in anything other than a cairainaha, but that's basically just a mojito with the rum swap.

    this post is full of fail.
    you cannot substitute rum for cachaça
    do you muddle a lime when making a mojito? do you add spearment to a caipirinha?
     


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    this post is full of fail. you cannot substitute rum for cachaça do you muddle a lime when making a mojito? do you add spearment to a caipirinha?
    Concept Scarphe-e, concept. I know its not an exact match but you really can use cachaca for rum in most recipes.
     


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    Pitu is pretty bad... Leblon cachaça is better
     


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    I don't know the brand but the bottle is wrapped in wicker almost like a basket weave and the label is unforgettable as it has a Brazilian James Coburn look-alike on the front wearing the most Hugh Hefner-esque style smoking jacket! if you've had this I'm sure you would remember!

    That's Ypioca, it's also pretty shitty, but for caipirinhas shitty is not necessarily bad, as the lime and sugar typically overpower any subtlety you are likely to get in the better spirits. In other words, if you want to fork out for good cachaca, don't make capis with it, drink it neat or on ice.
     


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    Leblon is ok but I always order Cachaça do San Francisco when I'm in Sao Paulo
     


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    Could I get some recommendations for use other than the caipiXXXX cocktails? Thanks.

    This may be useful: http://www.copacabana.info/cachaca-drinks.html

    I gotta say, I was stumped at first. I lived in Brazil (my mom is Brazilian), and I don't think I've ever had a drink made with cachaca that isn't a caipirinha or batida. If you try any of these, let us know how they turn out.
     


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    This may be useful: http://www.copacabana.info/cachaca-drinks.html

    I gotta say, I was stumped at first. I lived in Brazil (my mom is Brazilian), and I don't think I've ever had a drink made with cachaca that isn't a caipirinha or batida. If you try any of these, let us know how they turn out.



    That zico sounds nice.

    also might make this one

    Nightboat to Recife\t1 1/2 oz cachaca
    1/2 oz Triple sec
    1/2 oz Lime juice
    1/2 oz Batida de Coco
     


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