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What is cachaça Pitu?
PITÚ is a Brazilian spirit made from pure sugar cane. The “sugar cane schnapps” is the national drink in Brazil and is drunk pure, as a caipirinha or mixed with fruit juices.
How do you drink Pitu Cachaca?
The quality achieved in this way forms the ideal basis for a Premium Caipirinha – Cut a lime into eight pieces, place in glass, add 1-2 teaspoons of cane sugar, squeeze out the lime juice with the Pitu pestle, add 6cl of Pitu, fill the glass with crushed ice, stir and enjoy!
Who owns Pitu Cachaca?
Founded in 1938 by the Ferrer de Morais and Cândido Carneiro families, Engarrafamento Pitú Ltda. has been family managed and it is now led by the fourth and fifth generation of the two families.
Is Pitu the same as cachaça?
Pitú is an authentic Brazilian spirit which arrives in the tall clear bottle shown to the left. The back label of the bottle tells us that Cachaca is the Spirit of Brazil, and also provides a recipe for Brazil’s National Cocktail, the Caipirinha.
Is Pitu a rum?
Cachaca is a spirit similar to (but not quite the same as) rum. The roots of Cachaca predate the distillation of rum stretching back almost 500 years to the early sixteenth century when Portuguese colonists brought cuttings of sugar cane to Brazil.
How is rum and cachaça different?
Cachaça is a distinctly Brazilian product, distilled from fermented sugarcane juice. While rum can also be made from sugarcane juice, most is distilled from molasses. The type of rum made from sugarcane juice is known as rhum agricole, and is therefore a closer stylistic match to cachaça.
What’s the difference between a mojito and a caipirinha?
What is the difference between a mojito and caipirinha? While a caipirinha is made with cachaça, limes, and sugar, a mojito is made with rum, mint, and sugar. They are both clear, a little sweet, and muddled, but the drinks taste wildly different. Personally, I love caipirinhas and cannot stand mojitos!
How to prepare traditional Brazilian Caipirinha cocktails?
Easy recipe to prepare traditional Brazilian caipirinha cocktails, made with limes, sugar, cachaca rum liquor, and crushed ice. To garnish: Either directly in a short glass or in a cocktail shaker, combine the lime halves or quarters with the sugar and use a muddler to gently crush and squeeze out the lime juice from the limes.
How to make a cachaca cocktail?
Either directly in a short glass or in a cocktail shaker, combine the lime halves or quarters with the sugar and use a muddler to gently crush and squeeze out the lime juice from the limes. Add the cachaca and lime juice, stir or shake well. If using a cocktail shaker pour the drink, including the muddled limes, into a short glass with crushed ice.
How do you drink a raspberry Caipirinha?
Toss a few berries into the glass for a raspberry caipirinha , or try a combination like blueberries with lemon and lime wedges. For a spiced citrus twist, mix up a kumquat-ginger caipirinha. In the homecoming caipirinha, autumn flavors abound with apple, cinnamon, and sage.
What is a caipirinha?
“The caipirinha is a great warm-weather drink that every cocktail maker should have in their repertoire. It is basically a muddled daiquiri, but the brightness of the muddled limes and the cachaça set it apart.