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5 canned cocktails perfect for tailgating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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These 3 Cocktails Are Thanksgiving In a Glass

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

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

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

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

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

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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