Mix It Up On International Cachaça Day | KCET
Mix It Up On International Cachaça Day
While most food holidays seem to be created for no other reason than because a certain food's in season -- or because (our pet theory) that the murky Powers That Be bought a few too many fill-in-the-blanks at the local farmer's market -- today's actually has an interesting story behind it: International Cachaça Day is celebrated every year on this date because it marks the anniversary of Portugal declaring the beverage illegal in their colony of Brazil in 1744. Now whether this story is real, or apocryphal, or simply a clever marketing scheme, no one's really sure. But it kind of doesn't matter. (You know, print the legend, etc.) So, let's celebrate this once-maybe-possibly-illegal drink by showcasing the variety of ways it's mixed around the world.
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