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.
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.
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.
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!
If you are in New York or Los Angeles tomorrow, July 22nd, come to a Leblon Caipi-Hour to enter to win a night out on the town in the Legalize Truck with 3 of your closest friends.
Visit any of our Caipi-Hours below from 6-9 PM:
Empire Room – 350 5th St.
Caliente Cab Gramercy – 488 3rd Ave.
Macondo – 157 East Houston St.
Ciudad- 445 South Figueroa Street
Casa – 350 S Grand Ave