I just received a sample bottle of Boca Loca, “Crazy Lips” Cachaça. Which I have to admit, happily stuck in my wine-rut, I wasn’t so sure what it was. So I read the PR release which said:
“Cachaça is Brazilian liquor made from distilled sugar cane juice. So is rum, but rum is made from molasses while Cachaça is made straight from the juice of unrefined sugar cane, left to ferment in vats made of wood, or often copper, boiled down three times to get a sticky concentrate, and distilled in such a way that the scent of sugar cane is kept. Cachaça is also the third most consumed liquor in the world.” www.drinkbocaloca.com
The most popular cocktail made with Cachaça is the Capirinha, the national drink of Brazil –– and it just so happened that I had a a lime and sugar so I whipped myself up a:
1 1/2 oz BOCA LOCA
2 teaspoons sugar
Clean and cut a lime into eight wedges. Place the lime and sugar into your glass and mash the ingredients together.
Add ice equal to your glass then add the BOCA LOCA. It’s important to keep stirring to keep the sugar mixed well.
Now this is what I call an “energy drink”. Loved the smoothness and the subtle floral nose. I can’t wait to try making the Mojito, or the “Bloody Lip” –– sounds perfect for a Super Bowl bash. See www.drinkbocaloca.com for more fun recipes.