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The MarpessaDrink of the Week Cachaça is one of the hottest spirits this Summer thanks to the growing popularity of the caipirinha. Mixologists everywhere are quickly becoming fans of the spirit and taking cocktails way beyond the caipirinha and into unexplored and delicious territory.

This week’s drink is no exception. The “summer of cachaça” kicks off today, June 12th,

InternationalCachaça Day. The holiday was started by Sociedade Brasileira da cachaça, a Brasilian government organization. It was created to commemorate June 12th, 1744: the day when Portugal, then the colonial authority in Brasil, outlawed the production and selling of cachaça. It didn’t work. Thank god! Courtesy of Cabana Cachaça.


  • 1 oz cachaça
  • ¾ oz Orchard pear liqueur
  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¼ oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz aloe vera


Combine with ice in a cocktail shaker, Shake and strain into a chilled, tall cocktail glass, garnished with a thinly sliced lime wheel.

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