October 1st, 2010

One step closer to Legalizing Cachaça

Steve Luttmann, founder of Leblon Cachaça, attended the annual Brazil on the Hill BBQ for US Congress in NYC this past Wednesday night.  Steve granted Brazilian Ambassador for the USA, Mauro Vieira, a very special gift!  He gave him our original Cachaça Declaration of Independence, signed by the top 500 bartenders in the world at the Tales of the Cocktail.

No, this picture is not blurry…you  just have had way too many Caipirinhas!

September 14th, 2010

Cachaça Featured in Us Weekly at Fashion’s Night Out

Caipirinhas were the spotlight drink during Fashion’s Night Out in NYC this past Friday being featured at two popular events.  The Cachaça cocktail was even noticed by Us Weekly, who featured us on their website.  The Leblonettes created delicious Traditional and Strawberry-Basil Caipirinhas at the Brazilian fashion designer Carlos Miele’s event, while Vita CoCo Caipirinhas were enjoyed at iconic fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg’s event.  Thank you to designers Fürstenberg and Miele for all their support, along with avid Cachaça fans: Alessandra Ambrosio, Lorenzo Martone, Michelle Alves, and Guy Oseary.

August 23rd, 2010

Supporters Gettin’ Funkie.

Legalize Cachaça supporters came out to the 1st ever Baile Funkie Fofo pop up party at the Thompson LES rooftop pool in NYC for some cocktails and beats. DJ Manero spun poolside, Gotham Synchro performed though out the evening, the Leblon Caipirinha Bar was mixing up strawberry basil and traditional caipirinhas, and the VIP’s had their very own Caipiristas to mix and muddle their drinks. Check out the scene covered  by New York Insider TV.

August 12th, 2010

The Legalize Truck Named Hamptons Car of the Day

The Legalize Truck was named “Hamptons Car of the Day” by Guest of a Guest.   The article describes the truck as “the coolest destination for you and your friends to enjoy a cold Caipirinha or their newest concoction, the LeBlon James.”  Make sure to wave the truck down if you see it cruising the LA or NYC streets and ask for some complimentary Caipirinha flavored sorbet and how you can help the Legalize Cachaça movement.

August 11th, 2010

New York’s Firefighters Loves Leblon

We helped some of New Yorks’s finest firefighters fight off the NYC heat by serving them Caipirinha flavored sorbet.  After educating them about our fight to Legalize Cachaça, the NYC heroes became proud supporters the Legalize movement.

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To digitially sign the petition, complete the form below:


We the People, in order to form a more perfect bar, seek to establish Cachaça as 'Cachaça,' Brazil's Noblve Spirit. We formally and necessarily declare that Cachaça is independent of, and therefore not, 'Brazilian Rum.' We make this declaration with no prejudice or malice towards Rum, nor to any other of our brethren spirits, such as Vodka, Tequila, or Gin.

To prove the above, let facts be submitted to a candid world: We recognize that Cachaça is made only from fresh-pressed cane juice, not molasses, and can only come from Brazil. We declare that Cachaça is the key ingredient to the Caipirinha, Brazil's National Cocktail. We also recognize that Cachaça mixes well with just about anything - fruit juices, sodas, and tonics - and brings a wonderful Brazilian touch to any classic cocktail.

We therefore hold these truths to be self-evident; that Cachaça is Brazil's Noble Spirit, endowed by its creator with certain unalienable characteristics, that among these are a fruity nose, fresh taste, and a long, clean finish. And in support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the confidence of our combined passion and expertise, we mutually pledge our understanding, our professionalism and our sacred honor.