RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The world-famous "'caipirinha" was, on Thursday, October 24th, granted the status of an intangible heritage of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The acknowledgment of the famous cachaça cocktail was published in yesterday's edition of the Official Gazette of the State of Rio de Janeiro, after the endorsement of governor Wilson Witzel.

The proposal to establish the caipirinha as an intangible heritage was made by state deputy Paulo Ramos, in Bill 4334 of 2018, the year in which the drink celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Consisting of lemon, cachaça, ice and sugar, the . . .

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