Sunday, February 25, 2007 Rio de Janeiro
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Academia da Cachaça
Address-Rua Conde de Bernadote 26, loja G, Rio de Janeiro
Web Site - www.academiadacachaca.com.br
New York Times Review
The caipirinha, a cocktail of muddled lime, sugar, ice and the sugar cane liquor known as cachaça, has become a global bar standard. Try it on its home turf, this spot in the upscale neighborhood of Leblon. You can choose among hundreds of artisanal brands, including Lua Cheia, a fruity, intense cachaça aged for two years. After a couple of caipirinhas, you might want to turn to the place’s Brazilian dinner menu; an escondidinho (16.80 reais), a traditional dish of dried beef served under cheesy mashed yuca, makes for a good appetizer if you cannot wait for dinner.