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…

The Rum Down

If you’re anything like I am, a rum-based cocktail conjures up images of tropical escapes and maybe a little bit of swashbuckling. This makes sense: rum originated in the Caribbean. But it wasn’t always about mai tais and mojitos—rum’s origin story has darker associations, as it was first distilled on sugarcane plantations in the seventeenth…