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5 Canned Cocktails That Use Really, Really Good Booze

By St. John Frizell | April 13, 2018 THE SUREST SIGN yet that the craft cocktail craze has reached the mainstream? You can now buy your cai­pirinhas by the case. Sure, there have been cocktail-esque options in your grocer’s fridge for some time now—Smirnoff Ice,...

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BRAZIL’S FAVORITE BOOZE IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP STATESIDE

Cachaça isn't just for caipirinhas. by Jake Emen | Feb 16, 2018 It's almost a guarantee that any trip to Brazil will be laden with the intrinsic pleasures of beachside caipirinhas. The cocktail is made with cachaça, showcasing Brazil's 500-year-old spirit of choice....

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Here’s How You Can Help the Rainforest Just by Drinking

by NICKOLAUS HINES | 2/16/2018 The Brazilian rainforest is in a crisis. In the 500,000 square miles of what was once rainforest along the Atlantic coast, more than 80 percent of the area has been lost to deforestation since 1970. Even more land is damaged by...

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5 canned cocktails perfect for tailgating

by Joseph Hernandez | SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 The canned craft craze that has hit beer and wine is finally making room for (good) cocktails. While bottled mixed drinks and malts have been available on the market for a while now, craft-minded producers are adopting the trend...

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BRINGING SUSTAINABILITY TO THE CACHAÇA CONVERSATION

A layer of mist hovers above the grounds at Novo Fogo. BY MARK STOCK | PHOTOS COURTESY OF NOVO FOGO | AUGUST 11, 2016 Long known to the wider world as “Brazilian rum,” the sugarcane-based spirit called cachaça is enjoying a moment in the sun. But like rum, cachaça’s...

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Sustainable Cocktails Are a Thing and We’re So Here For It

By Emily Cappiello | Wednesday, December 5, 2018 You buy your trout from a local fishery, make stock out of chicken bones, eat fruits only in season, and carry your own metal straw when you head out for bubble tea. But when Friday rolls around and you’re ready for...

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Meet Cachaça, Brazil’s Most Popular Spirit

Distilled with [sugarcane], cachaça comes in wide array of flavors perfect for sipping or mixing into many cocktails. Here are the bottles to look for. By Kara Newman | August 13, 2018This category has quietly been on the ascent for years, although it rarely seems to...

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How Alcohol Importers Are Losing Out on Excise Tax Benefits

Discrepancies in regulations that favor domestic producers are creating disadvantages for importers by Ryan Malkin | August 13, 2018 This is the story of America. Well, that may be a slight exaggeration. But this is the story of the attempt by American alcoholic...

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The Best Canned Cocktails, According to Bartenders

by NICKOLAUS HINES | 7/26/2018 If you’ve been paying attention to new alcohol releases over the past couple months, you’ve likely noticed an influx of the canned cocktails available. From Gin and Tonics to Moscow Mules to Bloody Marys, anything is liable to be thrown...

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In The Can

These days, some of our favorite drinks come in can form. John Farlow | July 2018 What to serve when faced with a big ol’ pile of steamed hard shells? We’re recommending a beer, of course, but also a few things to consider if you want to break tradition and move in a...

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4 Canned Cocktails for a Spirited Summer

By Erin James | June 5, 2018 Easy, breezy, carefree: summer should be all of those things and more, and Northwest producers have fulfilled those requirements with canned cocktails for the ultimate in summer drink relaxation. Though it can be fun playing bartender, it...

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Cachaça Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Photo by Beth Galton / Styling by Nadine Beauchamp BY JACKIE SUMMERS | May 23, 2018 Few spirits are as complex and misunderstood as cachaça, the national distillate of Brazil. Made with sugarcane from one of the most bio-diverse places on earth and aged in a multitude...

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The Best Beach Drinks That Aren’t a Six Pack of Beer

By NICKOLAUS HINES | 5/21/2018 Summertime means two things: Good drinks when the sun is out and beach trips. The two rarely collide unless you’re a die hard fan of cheap six-packs of mass produced lager. Which if you are, fine, continue to live your best life. But for...

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50 Signature Cocktails for Summer Weddings

By Allyson Dickman | May 18, 2018 Whether your summer nuptials are happening inside or outside, you'll want to keep your guests cool and refreshed with a top-notch signature cocktail that captures the flavors and feeling of summer. Of course, your wedding details are...

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The 5 Best Cachaças for a Caipirinha

by DILLON MAFIT | 5/2/2018 For the uninitiated, a Caipirinha is one of the easiest, most refreshing cocktails that you can make (if you are already associated with the cocktail, you’re ahead of the game). The boozy mascot of Brazil, Caipirinhas are made with Brazil’s...

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Summery Caipirinha

By Claire Lower | 4/27/18 Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a drink that, to me, fully embodies the easy-breezy spirit of this column: the...

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ORGANIC SPIRITS FOR EARTH DAY

By Stephanie Moreno | April 22, 2018 Then-Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson established Earth Day on April 22, 1970 as a National Day to focus on the environment. As a result, this spurred a new generation of environmental awareness eventually helping to bring about...

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COMPETITIVE COCKTAILS WITH NOVO FOGO CACHAÇA

By Kayla Moore | April 19, 2018 The call was put out to mixologists from the Midwest United States, and cocktail curators from around the region answered. Organic Cachaça from Dogma Group set out to explore and find the best bartender who could capture the essence of...

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Pass the paloma! These canned cocktails scream summer

No shaking or stirring required. BY DANIELLE ST. PIERRE | APR 17, 2018 Last summer might have been all about canned wines, but this summer, there's a bigger and boozier beverage in town: canned cocktails. For summer beach trips, outdoor concerts, camping and hiking,...

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5 Canned Cocktails That Use Really, Really Good Booze

By St. John Frizell | April 13, 2018 THE SUREST SIGN yet that the craft cocktail craze has reached the mainstream? You can now buy your cai­pirinhas by the case. Sure, there have been cocktail-esque options in your grocer’s fridge for some time now—Smirnoff Ice,...

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13 Memorial Day Cocktail Recipes To Make For Your Summer BBQ

Kick off the season with these refreshing (and easy to make!) drinks. By LEAH SILVERMAN | APR 12, 2018 BLUEBERRY BATIDA Ingredients 2 oz Novo Fogo Silver or Chameleon Cachaça 1 oz lime juice 1 oz sweetened condensed milk .5 oz agave nectar 7 blueberries Instructions...

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Canned Cocktails Are Here To Save You From Shaking & Stirring

BY CHRISTOPHER OSBURN | 04.10.18 Cocktail culture is booming. In cities like Seattle, New York, Miami, and every town and hamlet in between, cocktail bars are popping up everywhere. You might be surprised to know that it wasn’t always like this. It’s only been the...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIGH-ALTITUDE RUMS

by Robert Haynes-Peterson | Feb 20, 2018 When we think of rum, our minds wander straight to the white-sand scenery of the Caribbean—palm-tree-lined distilleries located next to docks, waves lapping against the shore. But the fact is rum can be produced anywhere in the...

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BRAZIL’S FAVORITE BOOZE IS ABOUT TO BLOW UP STATESIDE

Cachaça isn't just for caipirinhas. by Jake Emen | Feb 16, 2018 It's almost a guarantee that any trip to Brazil will be laden with the intrinsic pleasures of beachside caipirinhas. The cocktail is made with cachaça, showcasing Brazil's 500-year-old spirit of choice....

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Here’s How You Can Help the Rainforest Just by Drinking

by NICKOLAUS HINES | 2/16/2018 The Brazilian rainforest is in a crisis. In the 500,000 square miles of what was once rainforest along the Atlantic coast, more than 80 percent of the area has been lost to deforestation since 1970. Even more land is damaged by...

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A BOOZE LOVER’S GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE DRINKING

by Laura Scholz | Feb 06, 2018 As much as we all like to indulge in a stiff drink, the production, packing and distribution of your favorite hooch leaves one hell of a carbon footprint. According to a study by the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), a...

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THE BEST NEW SPIRITS AND LIQUEURS OF 2017

From refreshing releases by mainstream producers to debut projects by exciting newcomers, here are 17 spectacular new bottles to try right now BY DAN Q. DAO | DECEMBER 28, 2017 If 2017 has driven you to drink, at least you’ve got plenty of options. With consumers...

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2017 whiskey and spirits releases

New and limited-edition spirits Jonah Flicker, Special to USA TODAY | Published 6:18 a.m. ET Dec. 28, 2017 Fall and winter are the prime seasons for new spirits releases, particularly when it comes to whiskey of all stripes — bourbon, Irish, single malt, Japanese and...

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The Cocktail and Spirits Stories That Will Shape 2018

From mezcal mania to Japanese-style highballs, the cocktail and spirits trends that will make a difference in 2018. Story: Robert Simonson | Illustration: Natalie K Nelson | December 26, 2017 You’d think the bar world, full of ports in a storm and happy hours, would...

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What to Pack to Be the Life of the Party

by Carri Wilbanks | December 21, 2017 Lets face it, Christmas parties are way more fun when someone shows up wanting to be the life of the party. And we just so happened to put together a list of essentials that will help you stand out at this years party. From what...

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HOW TO MAKE FROZEN COQUITO (COCONUT EGGNOG)

By Mel Rose | December 21, 2017 There are two types of people in this world. Those who like eggnog, and those who do not. I am one of those people who does not. In fact, not only do I not like it, I actually think it's pretty gross. Something about drinking raw egg...

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Holiday Cheers

by Kate Laufer Gorenstein, Contributor | December 18, 2017 The holiday season is in full swing. Whether you’re hosting a party or having a quiet night away from the hustle and bustle, we’ve got some cocktail recipes that are perfect for curling up by the fire or...

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Give The Gift Of Booze With These Great Bottles This Year

by Steve Bramucci & Zach Johnston | December 18, 2017 You know what makes for a surefire winner under the Christmas tree? A great bottle of fancy booze, that’s what. It shows you thought long and hard about the gift receiver and then decided, “Imma help them get a...

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In the Can

Skip craft service duty and enjoy the wrap party with canned cocktails. by Cori Paige | December 3, 2017 Sparkling Caipirinha | $4 Novo Fogo Novo Fogo charges their organic Silver Cachaça, lime, and sugar with a boatload of bubbles. Wherever there's a can of Sparkling...

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The 2017 Saveur Gift Guide: Bottles We Love

More From Saveur's 2017 Gift Guide by Saveur | Winter 2017 Vintage champagne, boutique amaro, and once-in-a-lifetime bottles—these are the spirits to get for the serious cocktail and drinks obsessive. Novo Fogo Cachaça Have a rum drinker in the family? Why not put...

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If You Love Rum, You Need to Try These 6 Cachaças

by Dillon Mafit | November 3, 2017 Cachaça (pronounced ka-SHAH-sa) is one of the most unique spirits in the world. Essentially a rhum agricole—from Brazil rather than the French island of Martinique—cachaça is distilled from raw sugarcane juice rather than molasses...

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Bartenders Tell Us Their Favorite Hot Cocktails For Fall

by Christopher Osburn | October 25, 2017 Lets face it, we’ve been pretty lucky in the weather department this fall. Temperatures in October have been summer-like for most of the country. But, it won’t last. Temperatures are going to dip back to where they are expected...

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

4 A Caipirinha kit from Novo Fogo Cachaça includes muddler and two drinking jars. by W. R. Tish & Marlena Hoffman | Photographs by Samuel Bristow | October 24, 2017 It’s November; You are already well on your way to having your store in shape for the holidays....

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Where to Eat, Drink and Think Fall 2017

Where to Eat, Drink and Think Fall 2017 by Jason Horn | September 28, 2017 Even if there’s not a chill in the air yet, fall is already here. From the annual rollout of (and backlash against) pumpkin-spice everything to weekends being taken over by football, summer is...

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A 6-Bottle Introduction to Cachaça

NICK HINES @nickolaushines | Published: September 13, 2017 If you’ve had any experience with cachaça, it’s likely been in Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha. But there’s so much more to the spirit. Cachaça is a sweet, vegetal, and usually clear liquid made...

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CELEBRATING NATIONAL CACHAÇA DAY THE RIGHT WAY

Contributed by Rashaun Hall on Sep 13, 2017 Cachaça may not be Brazil's most popular export but that's likely one because of her, herand her. However, as far as spirits go, I am a pretty big fan. So, I had to National Cachaça Day... which is today (Sept. 13)! Cachaça...

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5 canned cocktails perfect for tailgating

by Joseph Hernandez | SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 The canned craft craze that has hit beer and wine is finally making room for (good) cocktails. While bottled mixed drinks and malts have been available on the market for a while now, craft-minded producers are adopting the trend...

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Take the Day Off: Cocktails for Labor Day

Kate Laufer Gorenstein, Contributor | 08/31/2017 Updated Sep 01, 2017 While everyone knows that they typically have a day off in early September that marks the end of summer, there is a general lack of awareness about the history of the holiday. The first Monday in...

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Founder of Novo Fogo Cachaça visits Fargo

by Chris Larson | BEER SNOB | August 23rd, 2017 On Monday I had a special opportunity to learn more about Brazil’s favorite distilled spirit, cachaça, directly from the founder of one of the highest quality brands of cachaça, Novo Fogo. While Dragos Axinte himself has...

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Frozen Boozy Popsicles

Posted Aug 15 | By Natalie Migliarini Boozy popsicles are the best way to get through a warm summers day, so I put together these new frozen cocktails and wanted to share them with you. I took some of my favorite summer cocktails and mixed them up in batches and mixed...

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Beyond Beer: Adult Canned Drinks For Summertime

Written by Sam Slaughter — Posted on 08.08.17 Let’s face it, cans are king when it comes to summertime portable potables. Half the places you go (beaches, pools, et cetera) don’t allow glass and, well, you’d frankly just look like an alcoholic if you pulled out a...

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7 Delicious New Spirits You Need to Drink Right Now

by ANNA ARCHIBALD and AMANDA GABRIELE | 8/1/2017 It’s nearly impossible to get bored when it comes to booze. Every month, at least one brand spankin’ new bottle hits the market, and 2017 has seen its fair share of launches from whiskey to vodka to cachaça. The past...

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NOVO FOGO CACHAÇA: RUM’S OLDER BRAZILIAN COUSIN

LAUREN KLOSINSKI | AUGUST 2017 Surrounded by stunning vistas and age old traditions Novo Fogo is expertly concocting Brazil’s national spirit. Their zero-waste distillery is nestled in the heart of the largest protected patch of the Atlantic Rain Forest of Southern...

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Ask the Expert: What Do I Need To Know About Cachaça?

In our weekly Ask the Expert series, we tackle all your alcohol-related questions. Want your own question answered? Tweet us @PasteDrink using the hashtag #AskTheExpert by Emily Price | July 28, 2017 If you ask your average person what cachaça is, their answer will...

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Brazilian Spirit, American Wood

Cachaça producer Novo Fogo uses sustainably harvested American oak to help protect Brazilian rain forests by Nate Schweber | July 14, 2017 In the early 16th century, just after the agrarians among the conquistadors transplanted the first sugarcane to Brazil from...

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All You Can Drink

Take summer's best booze trend to go BY KAT ODELL | 7/11/17 Over the last decade or so, America’s obsession with bartending has thankfully matured from supermarket margarita mix to house-made everything. But even though certain malt beverages (we won't name names)...

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The best canned booze for every summer occasion

By Melissa Kravitz | July 2, 2017 Open my refrigerator any day of the summer (or winter, let's be real) and you'll find stacks of canned cocktails, wines, beers and maybe a LaCroix or seven. Sure, canned cocktails may not be stunning concoctions representing the best...

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10 Canned Drinks Even Beer Haters Will Love

MARSHALL BRIGHT | JUNE 27, 2017, 3:20 PM When it comes to summer drinking on the go, it's hard to beat the convenience of a can. Easy to carry, it's also easy to toss out when you're done. Whether you're rafting, tanning, picnicking, or just hanging out in the back...

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5 Canned Cocktails You Need to Drink ASAP

BY JUSTINE STERLING • @ JKSTERLING | PUBLISHED June, 22 2017 Ten years ago, the “canned cocktail” field was populated with syrupy-sweet malt beverages with names that ended in “rita” and didn’t start with “marga.” But today’s canned cocktails have caught up with the...

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Try the Fail-Proof Punch This Top Bartender Makes at Home

An afternoon at the home bar—an actual, concrete-topped bar—of the Coup’s Max Green and his three booze-industry buddies. By Troy Patterson | June 21, 2017 ...Later, when asked to fix a drink, Green will use cachaça—the Brazilian liquor most familiar from...

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The Best Booze to Give for Father’s Day

By Jason Horn | June 9, 2017 Picking out the right bottle of booze to give as a gift can be tough. There are lots of great-tasting spirits on the market for $20 or $30, but these everyday bottles aren’t always special enough to make a meaningful present. On the other...

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Cocktail of the Week: Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha

by Stephanie Moreno | May 19, 2017 The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail consisting of lime, sugar, and cachaça – Brazil’s indigenous sugarcane spirit. Its ingredients are reminiscent of a daiquiri, but the muddling of the limes puts it more akin to a mojito...

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Summer’s Best Cocktails Come in a Can

Portable and Potent By EMILY SINGER | Photo by HENRY PHILLIPS There’s something about summer’s heat-induced lethargy that encourages a slow, steady succession of drinks from lunch ‘til dinner. Beer, while favored for its no-fuss accessibility, becomes filling. Mixing...

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PORTABLE POTABLES

Now trending at the 74th Annual WSWA Conference Francine Cohen | May 16, 2017 The last thing the New Orleans French Quarter bartender said to Cocktail & Sons co-founder Max Messier as he headed out the door? “Do you want anything for the walk?” Ah, New Orleans;...

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Skip The Flowers: Momma Wants Cocktails For Mother’s Day

by Jeanne O'Brien Coffey | MAY 10, 2017 Flowers are lovely—in fact, get mom flowers too, because she deserves them as well – but she also deserves a drink. (Some even say she deserves a hangover, but I won’t go there.) “Mom doesn't need a cocktail. She deserves a...

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12 New Essentials to Stock in Your Kitchen This Summer

May 9, 2017 by ERIN CULLUM Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha Cocktails "There's been a lovely little trend happening in the cocktail world, and I have to say I'm totally on board: premium canned cocktails like Slow & Low and Cutwater Spirits. Now we can add one more...

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Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha

May 9, 2017 | By Kyle Swartz The Brazilian cachaça distillery Novo Fogo has announced their new sparkling caipirinha in a can. The Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha combines freshness and shelf stability with all-natural ingredients for a balanced, carbonated cocktail,...

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Canned Beer for Beer Snobs: The 6 Best Craft Brews to Crack

BEYOND BEER // Other Canned Beverages For Your Cooler. By William Bostwick | May 3, 2017 Novo Fogo Caipirinha What they’d stock in paradise’s soda machines—a sweet, sour, sublime take on Brazil’s national drink. Canned Beer for Beer Snobs: The 6 Best Craft Brews to...

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12 Innovative Products At WSWA 2017

April 24, 2017 | By Kyle Swartz The annual Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of American conference gives opportunity for producers to show their lineups and innovations to wholesalers and distributors. Walking around the exhibition halls on day 2 of the WSWA2017, here...

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Six Spirits to Help Toast the Planet’s Health

Sustainable operations honor the close link between agriculture and distillation BY LESLEY JACOBS SOLMONSON | APR 18 2017 NOVO FOGO's zero-waste distillery is nestled into the slope of a hill in Brazil's UNESCO-designated Atlantic Forest. There, liquids flow with...

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5 New Springtime Cocktails to Try

By Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | April 5, 2017 As the days get warmer and the sun sets later, most everyone we know will start having their friends over for early evening spring cocktail parties. For us, spring time means cleaning off the grill and spending our...

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Local and Inventive Shot-and-a-Beer Pairings

No Anchor’s Chris Elford pairing Novo Fogo Chameleon cachaça and Duchesse de Bourgogne sour ale. BY: AJ RATHBUN | March 30, 2017 Novo Fogo Chameleon Cachaça and Duchesse de Bourgogne Sour Ale, No Anchor: It’s not a surprise that this still-new (but already beloved)...

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Warm Cocktails for Chilly Nights

by Brad Japhe | photo by Will Ray | March 11, 2017 Back before the days of industrial refrigeration–and ice machines–it was actually far more common to order a heated cocktail from your local barkeep than a chilled one. Today, warmed tipples are generally limited to...

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25 Spring Cocktails to Make for Easter

by Lauren Hubbard | February 5, 2017 Easter sips don't end with lemonade and iced tea. Pull your palate out of hibernation with bright florals, zippy fruits, and fresh veggies in these unexpectedly cool cocktails. SUN RA Ingredients 1.5 oz Novo Fogo Silver .5...

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Drink DuJour: Quentão

Curious about cachaça? Try it at a Portland saloon Written by Rachel Wallace To Americans, a hot cocktail might mean apple cider spiked with rum or a toddy with bourbon or scotch. In Brazil, however, cachaça reigns supreme in pretty much every style of cocktail. The...

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Healthy Drinking Tips for the New Year

    It may sound like an oxymoron, but there is such a thing. Bartenders share low sugar/low ABV cocktail recipes and other advice for a healthy start to the year. Andy Smith | January 2, 2017 Own it. In 2017, you’re probably not going to eliminate all carbs, master...

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These 3 Cocktails Are Thanksgiving In a Glass

Pamela Wiznitzer of the New York City cocktail bar Seamstress NY sweetens things up with three kicky recipes. November 2016 Cranberry Fiesta In a cocktail shaker, put 1½ ounces tequila, ¾ ounce cranberry juice, ½ ounce lemon juice, and ½ ounce simple syrup and shake...

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Four Aged Cachaças Perfect For Bourbon Lovers

By Graham Averill | August 18, 2016 Brazil is responsible for a good number of cultural contributions to the world (see: Brazilian-cut bikinis), but maybe the greatest is cachaça, a rum-like spirit made from pure sugarcane. Until recently, 99% of cachaça has been...

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BRINGING SUSTAINABILITY TO THE CACHAÇA CONVERSATION

A layer of mist hovers above the grounds at Novo Fogo. BY MARK STOCK | PHOTOS COURTESY OF NOVO FOGO | AUGUST 11, 2016 Long known to the wider world as “Brazilian rum,” the sugarcane-based spirit called cachaça is enjoying a moment in the sun. But like rum, cachaça’s...

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Get into the Olympic Spirit with These Five Aged Cachaças

Brazil’s national spirit, best known as the base for caipirinhas, can make a great sipping spirit too… BY TONY SACHS | July 16, 2016 Most people hear the word cachaça and immediately think of caipirinhas. After all, it’s the only way most Americans have ever tried...

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Here’s How to Make the Perfect Caipirinha

AKA Brazil's national cocktail, just in time for the Olympic Games. by SAMANTHA LEAL | JUN 16, 2016 You can't think of South American cocktails and *not* think of the caipirinha. The lime-y, refreshing drink is a mainstay in Brazil—and is even the national cocktail....

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Cachaça: Beyond a One-Note Samba

By ROBERT SIMONSON | JULY 10, 2012 THE short history of cachaça consciousness in the United States goes something like this: The new millennium strikes. Americans discover the caipirinha and like it. (Easy.) Americans learn how to pronounce caipirinha. (A little...

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