Contributed by Rashaun Hall on Sep 13, 2017

Cachaça may not be Brazil’s most popular export but that’s likely one because of her, herand her. However, as far as spirits go, I am a pretty big fan. So, I had to National Cachaça Day… which is today (Sept. 13)!

Cachaça is made by distilling fermented sugarcane juice and pre-dates rum by hundreds of years. The signature Cachaça cocktail is the Caipirinha which is made with just three simple ingredients –cachaça, lime, and sugar — but is a drink that I have enjoyed many times this summer.

So below is a quick round-up of some of my favorite Cachaça brands and where you can drink them tonight!

Novo Fogo wants to make sure you have all your Caipirinha-related bases covered for the high holiday. In addition to selling their barrel-aged cachaça, the Brazilian brand also has a Caipirinha Cocktail Kit (seen above) and a canned sparkling Caipirinha.

The kit includes a 750ml of Novo Fogo Silver Cachaça, a wooden cocktail muddler, two drinking jars/shakers as well as their signature Caipirinha recipe:

  • 2 oz Novo Fogo Fogo Silver or Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaça
  • 1.25 tbsp sugar
  • ½ a lime
  • Method: Remove the with pith from the lime and discard it. Cut the remaining lime in slices; toss them into the glass. Muddle them with sugar in the glass. Fill the glass with ice. Add cachaça and pour everything into a shaker. Shake and pour everything (including the ice) back into the same glass.

Novo Fogo produces USDA-certified organic cachaças at their zero-waste distillery in the small town of Morretes, located in the heart of the largest protected patch of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest. Novo Fogo distills its cachaça using methods that prioritize environmental and human sustainability in its production.

Celebrating National Cachaça Day the Right Way, September 13, 2017