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October 17, 2021

21 Gifts for the At-Home Bartender

One of the best parts of cocktail culture is trying something you’ve never had before. While Novo Fogo Cachaca is nothing new (it’s one of the most popular liquors in Brazil) we’re willing to bet your loved one hasn’t had this sugarcane-based spirit. Sweet and a little funky, cachaca can be mixed into a caipirinha, in place of rum in a tropical cocktail or on its own.

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October 9, 2021

The 10 Best Canned Cocktails to Drink in 2021

For a caipirinha on-the-go, look for a can from Novo Fogo. It offers the same refreshing taste of Brazilian cachaça, lime, and sugar that make the caipirinha great. With this one, there’s no need for a muddler.

Using Novo Fogo’s organic1 silver cachaça as the base, the Sparkling Caipirinha Cocktail (8.2 percent ABV) is bright and flavorful. Though they’re not ingredients, this cocktail even has some unexpected tropical fruit notes, such as coconut, lychee, and guanabana. Adding carbonation to the familiar drink is a nice twist that only increases its refreshing qualities. If you’d like a little extra fruit, Novo Fogo offers passion fruit and mango caipirinhas as well.

October 1, 2021

5 Low-Cal Alcoholic Drinks That Won’t Compromise Your Healthy Diet

Organic silver Cachaca, lime, sugar and water carbonation make up 129 calories in this beverage. “This sparkling caipirinha is much lower in sugar than the typical Brazilian cocktail,” says Largeman-Roth. “It’s delicious and easy to sip.”

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September 28, 2021

The most famous cachaça cocktail is the Caipirinha, which combines the vegetal, funky, earthy, and fruity notes of the spirit with lime and sugar. From unaged cachaça to expressions that spend a few years in various types of wood barrels, there are so many versions to taste. Here are some of the best cachaças you can find now, with some picks from bar industry experts.

August 2021 issue

Climate change skeptics need only study the last decade of sugar cane harvests at the Novo Fogo (novofogo.com) distillery in southeastern Brazil to see the impact. According to the brand’s founder and CEO, Dragos Axinte, 10 years ago he and his team could plan to harvest during a two-week period at the end of March. Since then, however, the sugar cane harvest has occurred anytime between late March and late July.

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July 15, 2021

Through their Un-Endangered Forest project, the folks at Novo Fogo, a brand of cachaça, the Brazilian national spirit, are on a mission to protect and replenish the country’s endangered trees and vital habitats. While making myself a cocktail with unaged Novo Fogo, or sipping a barrel-aged expression, I’m supporting one of the world’s most sustainable spirit brands and aiding in the reseeding of the native Brazilian rainforest.

June 29, 2021

Much like the Old Fashioned, the Caipirinha is not that complicated. All you need is lime, sugar, and cachaça. There is, however, quite a bit of muddling involved, and you need to make sure that you’re using the correct ratio of sugar to lime (which gets a little harder when you’re muddling actual lime wedges). If you’d rather skip all that work, Novo Fogo makes a very convincing and highly flavorful facsimile.

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June 29, 2021

If you’re a fan of Brazilian caipirinhas, dive into a can of Novo Fogo’s sparkling caipirinha cocktails, in original lime, mango and lime, or passion fruit and lime. Each petite 200ml packs a punch with just 128 to 135 calories and 10g of carbs. Serve straight out of the can or over ice.

June 16, 2021

A Brazilian cachaça brand, Novo Fogo Cachaça is a passionate advocate for sustainable practices. They produce USDA-certified 100% organic cachaças at their zero-waste distillery in the small town of Morretes, located in the heart of the largest protected patch of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, where the coastal mountains meet the sea.

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June 7, 2021

Death & Co.’s Buko Gimlet: Coconut water sorbet, infused with New York Distilling Company’s Dorothy Parker Gin, Novo Fogo Cachaça, Kalani Coconut Liqueur, lime and pandan.

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June 1, 2021

OddFellows’ Boozy Capsule isn’t a substitute for the bars I love and miss most, but it is a balm of a different sort: ice cream. This limited edition series of pints pays homage to some of the best bars in the world—Mexico City’s Limantour, Barcelona’s Two Schmucks, Sydney’s Maybe Sammy, and New York’s Death & Co, Attaboy, and Long Island Bar. Death & Co’s Buko Gimlet flavor, the pastel green of an after-dinner mint, is a coconut cream sherbet infused with pandan leaf, gin, and Novo Fogo cachaça.

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May 14, 2021

If you’ve ever attempted to craft a Caipirinha at home, you know it can be quite involved. Novo Fogo’s compact cans make it super simple to enjoy this Brazilian cocktail at home, no complicated ingredients—or skill set involved. Available in three flavors (Original Lime, Passion Fruit-Lime and Mango-Lime), they have less sugar, fewer calories and carbohydrates, and lower alcohol by volume, but only use 100% natural ingredients.

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April 28, 2021

Brazil’s forests have been decimated by aggressive logging, leaving many native tree species—including some that have traditionally been used for cachaça barrels—endangered. In partnership with botanists and biodiversity experts, cachaça brand Novo Fogo is raising rare Brazilian hardwood seedlings that will be replanted in Brazil’s Atlantic forest.

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April 27, 2021

The Boozy Capsule was crafted by OddFellows’ Chef and Co-Founder, Sam Mason who has transformed signature cocktails from some of the world’s most talented bartenders into ice cream form. The release also aims to give back to the hard-hit hospitality industry as bars and restaurants start to reopen.

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April 27, 2021

“More and more distilleries and spirit companies are doing their own canned cocktails,” says Miller. “And I like that because I know already that there’s a good base to it.” Novo Fogo, a Brazilian cachaça distillery, is one of her favorites doing canned cocktails right now. “Novo Fogo is one of the great brands, and their recent line of canned cocktails is fabulous,” she added. The brand makes sparkling caipirinha canned cocktails in three flavors: lime, passion fruit and mango. The perfect drink to take your taste buds on a vacation when you can’t actually get away!

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April 27, 2021

CHIC CANNED COCKTAILS FOR YOUR OSCARS VIEWING PARTY

Bring the taste of Brazil right to you, no plane tickets required, with these canned caipirinhas. Launched in 2019 by the company famous for its cachaças, Novo Fogo offers three easily-transportable versions on the crowd pleasing cocktail—all made with 100% natural ingredients. Make ours an Original Lime, if you’re asking.

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April 21, 2021

THE BEST SUSTAINABLE SPIRITS FOR EARTH DAY

Over the last few years, going green has become one of the biggest trends in the drinks world—and we’re not talking about chartreuse. As climate change continues to threaten the planet, spirits brands are making conscious efforts to reduce their waste, swap in alternative energy sources, and smarten up the sourcing of their raw materials.

But what makes a brand truly sustainable?

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April 12, 2021

How Anyone Can Design Labels for Drinks

A 2016 study by wine.net said that of 2,000 wine drinkers surveyed, 82% made their selections based on the label. Great packaging melds style and substance, and behind each is a graphic artist or team tasked to create eye-catching designs that encapsulate the spirit and philosophy of the brand. Here’s how to become one of them.

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April 1, 2021

The Best Canned Cocktails and Wines for Picnics, Beach Days, and More

I can close my eyes and imagine Sugarloaf Mountain to my right and the sounds of waves crashing on Ipanema Beach as I sip Novo Fogo’s Sparkling Caipirinha and dream of another holiday in South America. Made with organic cachaça, the fresh lime flavor brings the drink to life and outdoes any novice bartender version I could attempt at home. The effervescence may not be authentic in a typical Brazilian caipirinha, but it makes for a great summer drink reminiscent of summer in Rio.

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March 18, 2021

BOTTLED & CANNED COCKTAILS WORTH DRINKING

If I had to choose my favorite canned cocktail line though, I wouldn’t hesitate to name Novo Fogo’s Sparkling Caipirinhas. Flavors include Original Lime, Passion Fruit and Lime and Mango and Lime. All are bright, refreshing and eminently crushable. Each is made with a base of Novo Fogo’s organic Silver Cachaça and includes all natural ingredients. They clock in at 8.2% ABV and come in 200ml cans.

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March 4, 2021

21 Standout Whiskeys, Vodkas and Tequilas You Must Try in 2021

Novo Fogo Chameleon combines their Silver Cachaça with the Barrel-Aged edition to bring together a fun, funky floral flavor that melds sweet and spicy in a playful combination. Novo Fogo cachaça is a fun spirit that you can use to deliver a surprising and funky twist on many classic cocktails. The Chameleon is a great option if you’re looking to test this spirit out.

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Nov 12, 2020

16 Unusual Cocktail Recipes For Adventurous Drinkers

This cocktail is inspired by my neighborhood (Wellington-Harrington) in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I have now lived for over a decade. It’s a melting pot of Brazilian, Polish, and Italian heritage with bakeries serving pao de queijo a few doors down from ones slinging cannolis. It is a neighborhood where private clubs still abound and the restaurant owners grew up down the street. It is my community that I love and this cocktail exemplifies how something so wonderful can come from disparate cultures and ingredients melding together.

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November 4, 2020

These Canned Cocktails Provide All of the Flavor of a Boozy Drink Without Any of the Work

Novo Fogo makes cachaça, a Brazilian spirit similar to rum that is made from sugarcane juice. It’s also a core ingredient in the caipirinha, which the distillery now has canned versions of. There are three flavors available—lime, passion fruit, and mango. Each is made using the distillery’s own cachaca, along with other natural ingredients.