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.


July 29th, 2010

Try these cachaça coctails at home!

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.


Broussard’s
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
6 Raspberries
10 Black peppercorns

Method:
Shake ingredients over ice, and fine-strain into a chilled coupe.
Finish with brulee of Angostura Aromatic bitters.


Jackson
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

Method:
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

Method:
Stir together in a glass. Add toasted coconut for garnish.


Restaurant August
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

Method:
Serve with spoon so recipient can stir.


Click here to see more recipes you can try at home!


July 23rd, 2010

Legalize Cachaça. Save the Caipirinha.

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
1/2 Lime
2 tsp Superfine sugar or 1 oz Simple Syrup*
Glass-Rocks

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

Two Cities, One night!

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!


July 21st, 2010

Win a night on the Legalize Truck!

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:

NY Locations

Empire Room – 350 5th St.
Caliente Cab Gramercy – 488 3rd Ave.
Macondo – 157 East Houston St.

LA Locations

Ciudad- 445 South Figueroa Street
Casa – 350 S Grand Ave


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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.

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