Behind the Banana Banjo

We sat down with Jen Akin of Rumba in Seattle to chat about her work, Seattle’s cocktail scene, cachaça, and her drink for August’s Eu Amo Cachaça Box, the Banana Banjo! S&S: What’s it like to work at Rumba? How did your journey lead there? JA: Rumba is the best bar to work at. I’ve been drawn to…

Eu Amo Cachaça

From beachside mountain ranges to bustling cityscapes and all the way to the north into the Amazon basin, Brazil contains incredible environmental diversity. But wherever you decide to roam, one factor will remain constant: your close proximity to a sip of refreshing and complex cachaça! Nearly all awareness of the spirit, until recently, came from…

Cachaça Cocktails in the Wild

Happy Labor Day! We hope that everyone has had a relaxing long weekend free of work and full of cocktails! In case you’re hankering for a few more, today we’ve got the monthly roundup of images from our community of subscribers enjoying their August cocktails from the Cachaça-ing the Dream Box. Use #shakerandspoon to be considered for a feature! The…

Cachaça-ing the Dream

While the entire world flocks to Brazil this August for the Rio Olympics, we’re transporting you there “in spirit” with cachaça cocktails! Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage (they have over 5,000 different brands of the stuff!) is similar to rum, but distinct too. If you’re not too familiar with this liquor, check out our…

Cachaça Got Your Tongue

With Brazil in the news, what better way to keep up on current events than by sipping on a cocktail featuring its most popular spirit? I’m talking, of course, about cachaça, a cousin to rum and a key ingredient in a caipirinha . . . and a handful of other libations that’ll be released with…