November 8th, 2010
Over 80 men and women showed up to the open call for our Leblonettes and Captain Caipirinha Search. After one long week 30 new team members went to our very intense Caipi Camp.
The trainees descended on South beach where they learned from Vitoria Caipirinha about Cachaça, Caipirinhas and Leblon. They mixed, muddled and drank. And even had a surprise visit by NYC’s Caipi Mobile Lulu. With Lulu the team is completely ready to wet your appetites with Leblon Caipirinhas.
Keep your eyes opened to check what these guys are doing in Florida!
July 29th, 2010
On Thursday, July 22nd, Cachaça was featured at 25 Spirited Dinners at the Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, LA. World-renowned mixologists worked with the chefs to create and pair a custom Leblon Cachaça Cocktail with a specific course at each dinner. These tantalizingly delicious creations were just too good to keep to ourselves.
Cocktail by Nick Nemeth
The Maison Jerry Cocktail
30ml Leblon Cachaça
30 mL Sailor Jerry spiced rum
15 mL fresh lime juice
15 mL simple syrup
30 mL Egg whites
10 Black peppercorns
Shake ingredients over ice, and fine-strain into a chilled coupe.
Finish with brulee of Angostura Aromatic bitters.
Cocktail by Paul Clarke, Jeffrey Morganthaler, & Jeremy Thompson
Third Course Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Leblon cachaça
3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
3/4 oz Pineapple gum syrup
1/2 oz Egg white
1/4 oz Luxardo amaretto
1 tsp Apricot preserves
Shake and serve in a cocktail glass.
Mike’s On The Avenue
Cocktail by Jim Ryan & Bompass & Parrn
Tony’s Coconut Batida
1 oz Leblon cachaça
2 oz Coco Lopez Coconut Cream
1 oz Half & half
1/4 oz Simple syrup
Toasted coconut garnish
Stir together in a glass. Add toasted coconut for garnish.
Cocktail by Rob Cooper & Ted Haigh
Common Man’s Reviver
2 oz Leblon cachaça
3/4 oz St-Germain elderflower liqueur
1 oz Lemon juice
1/4 oz Herbsaint Original
Top with tonic water
Serve with spoon so recipient can stir.
July 23rd, 2010
The Legalize Movement has spread throughout New Orleans with great success! Steve Luttmann, Founder of Leblon Cachaça, was mixing up a storm, showing attendees of the Spirited Dinner what a true Caipirinha tastes like. To continue the night’s excitement, there was a Save the Caipirinha after-party at the Royal Sonesta Courtyard.
If you have never tried a Caipirinha before, you are definitely missing out! Use the recipe below to make your own Caipirinha at home for all your family and friends.
The Leblon Caipirinha
2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
2 tsp Superfine sugar or 1 oz Simple Syrup*
Directions: Cut the lime into four wedges. Muddle the lime and sugar in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça. Shake vigorously. Serve in a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.
*1 packet of Splenda or Equal can be used in place of superfine sugar.
July 22nd, 2010
The Legalize team is hitting two cities in one night! Tonight is the Spirited Dinner in New Orleans and the Legalize contest in NYC. Top restaurants throughout New Orleans will be pairing unique Cachaça cocktails with specially prepared dishes at each of their dinners. Check out the list of all the restaurants where you can sign up for the Spirited Dinner. If you attend one of our Caipi-Hours tonight in NYC you will be entered to win a night on the town in the Legalize Truck with three of your closest friends!