By Martin Kocandrle, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO – There are few drinks that are as quintessentially Brazilian as the notorious Capirinha, an indelible delicacy constituted by a mix of lime, crushed ice, sugar and the key ingredient, Cachaça, or “aguardente.” If one remembers (or forgets) key moments of their time in Brazil, it just may be a result of Cachaça, emblazoned on the brain and burnt on the taste buds.
When traveling through Latin America one will undoubtedly be exposed to the various types of rum that have their characteristic regional flavors, drinks and customs. Consider Cachaça . . .