Academia da Cachaça
Rio de Janeiro-City-Center
May 11, 2018
While its name might make this bar sound like an outpost of a stuffy academic institution, nothing could be further from the truth about the Academia Da Cachaca. Dedicated to the leisure pursuit of enjoying Brazil’s national spirit cachaca, the Academia Da Cachaca pours dozens of varieties of the sugarcane juice-laden liquor, often blending it in refreshing fruit-tinged cocktails.
Located in the trendy area of Leblon, and just a stone’s throw from the beach, Academia Da Cachaca is an indoor/outdoor shrine to all things cachaca. Soon after arriving, you will be overwhelmed – in a good way, mind you – with the menu of cachaca on offer, and whether you grab a seat on the terrace or inside, you will be surrounded by palms and bottles of Rio’s favourite spirit. Aged and young, light and dark, small batch and familiar national brands of cachaca are all available, and it is when they are mixed in the expertly-crafted cocktails that the magic of the spirit truly comes to life.
Batidas – a creamy frozen concoction of cachaca, sugar, and fruit – are available in coconut, passionfruit, and South American cherry varieties, while the fabled Brazilian classic caipirinha also stars, made in pineapple, lime, bittersweet orange, and seasonal fruit flavors. The Academia Da Cachaca also offers its own thirst-quenching range of signature drinks like the Cocada Geladinha – coconut, cachaca, and coconut water – and the Capeta – cachaca, guarana, cinnamon, pineapple, and sweet condensed milk in addition to flights of cachaca and a classic rendition of the Brazilian ‘comfort stew’ Feijoada.