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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the World Cup in full swing, Brazil’s manager Tite recently told reporters that after each victory he traditionally allows himself one reward: he drinks a caipirinha. And he’s not...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most foreigners, cachaça is the primary ingredient in that most quintessential Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. For many Brazilians it is often underrated as a cheap spirit, mixed with coke...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, December 9th, the guest house Casa Dois Irmãos, in Santa Teresa, closes its 2017 agenda with a gold themed Christmas party. Starting from 7PM, the free celebration will...
By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the center of Rio’s bustling nightlife area, the neon-lit Lapa, painted sugar canes criss-cross over the shutters the newly-opened bar and cultural centre, Cachaça Social Club. Just a few...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A few generations ago, the rallying cry for granting Petrobrás a monopoly in Brazilian oil production was “O Petróleo é Nosso!” Last week the U.S. and Brazil signed Letters of Intent...
By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As The Rio Times continues its look at the cities selected to host the 2014 World Cup, this week the spotlight focuses on Belo Horizonte. Twelve locations have been chosen as...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As anyone who has experienced it can attest, cachaça is a beautiful but dangerous mistress. Seductive, fiery and utterly Brazilian, the sugar-cane firewater can be the sweet making-and-breaking of nights...
By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - With its potent cachaça kick laced with sweet sugar and a razor sharp lime edge, the caipirinha is Brazilian party spirit in a glass (or plastic cup) and a befitting...
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...
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