NileGuide Expert tip:
There's a decent menu of bar snacks, sandwiches and full meals on offer at Academia da Cachaca - make the most of the opportunity to line your stomach if you want to avoid falling out of the bar
- Cachaca, Brazil's national drink, has something of a bad reputation as a hangover-inducing firewater, but there is more to this much-maligned of drinks than cheap gut-rot like the ubiquitous 51. At Academia da Cachaca, drinkers can sample aged cachacas from across the country, and discover that the best of these drinks don't need to be mixed with sugar and lime (as in the Caipirinha cocktail) to be drinkable.
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