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Tropical C Batida

Amazon cherry (Acerola) meets Afro-Brazilian spice in a wild batida.
Acerola is tropical berry that contains ten times more Vitamin C than oranges. Find it at

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 1 oz sweetened lime juice
  • 2 oz acerola puree (½ packet of Sambazon Amazon Cherry)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup of ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and pronto! Serve in a rocks glass, garnish with an orange slice.

“Deep Space”

December 6, 2004 9:30 pm to December 7, 2004 3:30 am

Mondays in December
18 Little West 12th Street Bet. Washington Street & 9th Avenue
New York
$10 cash, $5 before 10pm

An adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, abstract grooves featuring resident DJ François K. live on the mixing board.Before 11pm
A Free Cocktail from Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça!

No dress code, just an open mind.

Since its inception in April 2003 Deep Space, a dub reggae inspired weekly party, has in essence, started a movement of appreciation for pushing musical boundaries. Whether you are a dancefloor devotee or laid-back listener, Deep Space is the place!

Nomination for “BEST CLUB NIGHT” -DanceStar USA, The American Dance Music Awards

“BEST DUB REGGAE” - New York Magazine, Best of New York Nightlife 2003

“the most interesting, if not the best, fiesta in the city going right now…” -New York Press, BEST OF MANHATTAN 2003 issue

François K.’s 25 year DJ history includes playing at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, and a 6 year residency with the weekly party Body & SOUL, the only event produced three consecutive years at Central Park SummerStage. He has produced and remixed such artists as U2, Cesaria Evora, Diana Ross, Femi Kuti, Barbara Mendes, Mick Jagger, The Cure, Eurythmics, Underworld, Talvin Singh, B 52’s, Jimmy Cliff, Black Uhuru, Gloria Estefan and Kraftwerk.

Batida De Fresa (Strawberry)

By Armando, O Mestre Das Batidas, Sao Paulo

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup of ice

Place the ingredients into a blender and pronto! Serve in a rocks glass.

Substitute strawberries with ½ cup:

  • blackberry
  • pineapple
  • raspberry
  • passion fruit
  • plum
  • mango
  • peach
  • guava
  • tangerine
  • banana
  • grape
  • melon

Look for frozen tropical fruit pulp at your local Latin supermarkets!

NY Daily News: Waxing Brazilian

Laura J. Vogel

NY Daily NewsLatin American country & culture take Manhattan

The sizzling fashion, piquant cuisine, potent cocktails, and, yes, radiant models like Gisele Bündchen have made Brazil the talk of the town… Without a doubt, the South American country of Brazil is hot…..

Many Brazilians have made New York their adopted home (and many trend-setting Americans adore traveling to Brazil). There are several hundred thousand Brazilians in the city…

Samba in the city
You can feel tall and tan and young and lovely - even when it is chilly and gray and wintry …

What to Drink
Cachaça, the national spirit of Brazil, has been made since 1510, since Brazilian sugarcane workers discovered fermentation of the sugar juice. It is akin to rum, but, while most rum makers use blackstrap molasses in their production, there is a law that states that cachaça is a distillate made from sugarcane, says Olie Berlic, a New York-based importer of high-quality cachaça. Our cachaça producers own their own sugar plantations and gently crush the stalks, to not make it bitter, than add yeast to ferment, and distill it in the same manner as Cognac.

The refreshingly potent caipirinha is Brazils top cocktail; this recipe is courtesy of Berlic:

Take 1 lime, wash it well, cut it into 4 equal pieces, and place it in a sturdy rocks glass. Add 2 tablespoons sugar. Muddle the sugar and lime, releasing the lime juice, but not crushing too hard. Fill the glass with ice. Add 2 ounces of Beleza Pura® Cachaça, and shake, shake, shake! Or samba, samba samba! says Berlic.

To find outlets for his cachaças, go to Sushi Samba [245 Park Avenue S., 212-475-9377] makes incredible caipirinhas, adds Berlic.

“Six Degrees Party After the Bebel Gilberto Show”

November 17, 2004

10:00 pm

199 Bowery Street @ Rivington
New York

Join us after the Bebel Gilberto Town Hall Concert for the Launch of the Six Degrees Records Party!Free Admission for a Free World!!
2 for 1 Beleza Pura® Caipirinhas til Midnight

Keep your Brazilian Booty Shakin With guest DJ Ray Velasquez (Nettwerk Records)
Resident DJs Dub Gabriel (Kush/Baboon Records) & Zakhm (Mutiny/Asian Massive) Providing Global Beats from the rest of the world!
Free cd give aways all night!!
Did you just ask: what’s a Beleza Pura® Caipirinha?
A caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil, that delicious crushed, fresh lime cocktail you`ve seen popping up everywhere. It`s made with cachaça. Until now, the only cachaça available in the US was the stuff that bad hangover are made from.
Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça is another story, a refined spirit that compares to the finest tequilas, rums and vodkas.
Beleza Pura® means “pure beauty” in Portuguese. In a caipirinha or other exotic drinks, Beleza Pura® means the purest, smoothest cocktail, and a taste of Brazil`s vibrant culture.

Learn portuguese!
Beleza Pura® Caipirinha
Say: “Beh LEY-zuh POO-Rah kie-pu-REEN-yah”

Six Degrees Party every Wed. starting Nov. 17th
Find out more at
“Traveler,” the new internet radio show hosted by Six Degrees Records is now accessible at:

Star Tips from Featured Sommelier Paul Tanguay

Jim Clarke

On Alcohol:
The Rum-Tequila Alternative
Cachaça has long been considered the national alcohol of Brazil, of which the U.S. has only seen the mass-produced, industrial rubbing alcohols of Cachaça 51 and Pitu. Be on the look-out for high quality brands such as Beleza Pura, Rochinca. Aramzem Vieira & GRM making their way into the U.S. market (for more info visit Besides making great caiprinihas, some of these cachaças rival any great sipping rums and tequilas and show great versatility in recreating such popular standards as the margarita, mojito and cosmopolitan.

Forget Vodka: It’s Sho-time
With an over-saturated, tasteless and odorless vodka market, shochu presents itself as a perfect mixing alternative for tasty cocktails. This clear alcohol (18% to 41% alc/vol.) made from either mugi (barley), kome (rice) or imo (potato) is delicious when mixed in traditional cocktails as a substitution for vodka or simply blended with fresh juices.

Paul Tanguay is the Sommelier of SushiSamba
New York: Park Ave. S. and 7th Ave.
Chicago, Miami

Beverage Media: “Cocktail Corner: Cachaça Magic”

Dale DeGroff
Cachaça MagicTequila, Tapas, Spanish chefs, and all things Latin are the darlings of the food and beverage world these days so its no surprise that cachaça, the sugar cane spirit from Brazil, has been showing up in cocktail bars more and more. The Caipirinha, a muddled lime and sugar drink that would qualify as the national drink of Brazil, is the drink that is driving the interest.

The small group of cachaça brands available in the United States is about to double. Excalibur Enterprise, a small importing company, is bringing in seven new cachaça bottlings from four different producers, one of which is bottled under their own label, Beleza Pura…Beleza is an unaged classic cachaça that is perfect for mixing the famous Caipirinha…

Excalibur is importing three bottlings from Armazem Vieira. The first is the four-year-old Esmeralda that has the bright green vegetal notes characteristic of cachaça. Rubi is an 8-year-old bottling that retains the vegetal note but is softer on the palate with a slight butterscotch note and finally the Onix, a 16-year-old solera aged offering with a definite concentrated cane and butterscotch finish.

I saved the best for last. The two bottlings of Cachaça Rochinha (ho-shinya) aged in used Scotch barrels are 5 and 12-year-old single barrel bottlings. The 12-year-old shows subdued cachaça characteristics with a silky finish that matches a fine Cognac.

Cachaca, like tequila, has such a strong and distinctive flavor…Interestingly, lime is one of the best pairings for both spirits. I have been doing Caipirinhas and fruit flavored Caipirinhas for years, but I recently came upon another recipe popular in Brazil with the younger club crowd I want to try. Check it out below along with a couple of my favorite fresh fruit Caipirinhas.


1 1/2 ounces of Beleza Pura Cachaça
Three small pieces of orange with the rind
Four or five mint leaves
Teaspoon of honey
Note: If too sweet toss in a lime wedge or two

Muddle the fruit, mint, and honey in the bottom of a mixing glass add the cachaça and a rocks glass full of ice. Shake well and pour the entire contents back into the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and an orange slice.

Caipirinha de Uva
(red grapes)

1 1/2 ounces of Beleza Pura Cachaça
Four eighths of a lime
Four seedless grapes
3/4 ounces Demerara sugar syrup
1/4 ounce Velvet Falernum
Rock Glass

Preparation: Place lime quarters and the grapes in the bottom of the mixing glass, add the Velvet Falernum and the syrup and muddle well. Add cachaça to the mixture in the mixing glass and using the rocks glass, measure a glass of ice into the mixing glass and shake well. Pour the entire contents of the mixing glass back into the rocks glass and serve.

Cherry Caipirinha*

1 1/2 ounces of Beleza Pura Cachaça
Four eighths of a lime
4 Cherries (pitted)
1/2 ounce Simple syrup
1/4 ounce Velvet Falernum

Place lime quarters and the cherries in the bottom of the mixing glass, add the Velvet Falernum and the syrup and muddle well. Add cachaça to the mixture in the mixing glass and using the rocks glass, measure a glass of ice into the mixing glass and shake well. Pour the entire contents of the mixing glass back into the rocks glass and serve.

*Dale DeGroff original

As a leading authority and popular personality in the beverage world, Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff appears regularly in the press and on television. He is the author of “The Craft of the Cocktail” (Clarkson Potter). He offers “bartender boot camps” at bars in Manhattan and lectures throughout the U.S. and Europe. DeGroff is also the spokesperson for the Distilled Spirits Council in the United States. (more info at

“Cachaça Steals the Limelight: A Unique Dinner and Tasting”

November 15, 2004

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sushi Samba Seven
87 Seventh Avenue South
New York
$75 per person
Please RSVP: 212.691.7885

For almost a century, earthy cachaça and zesty crushed limes have starred opposite each other in the caipirinha. But cachaça, the national spirit of Brazil, has decided to go it alone..Cachaça Colégio
Educate your cachaça palate with Paul Tanguay, the Beverage Director at SUSHISAMBA, and Olie Berlic, the Principal at Excalibur Enterprise. The two will provide an introduction to cachaça and lead a multiple flight tasting. Savor 5-courses of cachaça-infused fare while you sip on the favorite spirit of Brazil.
Cachaça Colégio Tasting Menu
cachaça listing indicates the brand used in the recipe

Hamachi Tiradito
cachaça ponzu jelly - cachaça: Armazem Vieira Esmeralda

Tuna Cana de Açúcar
coconut cachaça glaze - cachaça: GRM Silver

Fire-Roasted Hanger Steak
cachaça-red wine sauce, white bean & chorizo - cachaça: Rochinha 5yrs

chef’s sushi assortment with cachaça ginger soy - cachaça: Armazem Vieira Onix

Tres Leite
doce de leite cream & cachaça flamed mango - cachaça: Beleza Pura

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