Spotlight on: Leblon Cachaça
There's more to Brazil drinking than the Caipirinha cocktail and cachaça.
But they're pretty good places to start.
And there's one brand that we think are making the finest cachaça around.
Leblon Cachaça is produced with the same care as a Cognac, and the resulting spirit is exceptionally pure, with plenty of aromas of sugar cane juice and a very smooth flavour.
We love this video about how it's made...
And Brazil's quintessential cocktail, the Caipirinha, is super easy to make.
A great alternative to a Gin&Tonic whilst watching the action unfold in Rio this summer:
THE EASY PEASY CAIPIRINHA
Cut a lime into wedges and muddle in a glass with 3 teaspoons of white sugar.
Add crushed ice and 50ml of Leblon Cachaça.
Stir well, and sip slowly. Cheers!