As evidenced by the name, the Academia da Cachaça bar in Rio de Janeiro is devoted to Brazil’s fiery white cane liquor, cachaça. Although cachaça is Brazil's national drink, there is a vast array of opinions concerning the best way to prepare and drink it. This is where the Academia da Cachaça comes in, dedicated to offering an overwhelming selection of the celebrated drink, all of which offer varying tastes and preparation processes. Patrons have over 500 variations to choose from, including over 120 spicy and fruit-infused concotions. Don’t miss the signature ‘Caipirinha Acadêmica’ with cachaça, citron and honey; or the refreshing ‘Brasil em Cubos’ with fruit-flavored ice and cachaça. When the effects of the alcohol become too much, head to the Academia da Cachaça’s snack bar to try a tasty selection of traditional Brazilian snacks. The atmosphere of the bar is upbeat and friendly with mostly outdoor seating, as the indoor bar area is quite small. The decor is simple yet modern, and the service is fast and friendly. This is a great place to learn and experience everything you need to know about cachaça.
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