One of Spencer's favorite summer drinks is the Caipirinha, a very popular Brazilian drink. It's made with a liquor called Cachaca (pronounced Ka-Shah-Suh), which is like a rustic type of rum. It's made from the fermented juice of sugarcane, as opposed to molasses. When asked what it tastes like, Spencer replied, "It's like stinky rum. Although I wouldn't use that term. It's more oakey and more musky than rum." Mmm, musky. How manly.
Despite the adjectives, this drink is not only a great conversation starter but quite refreshing. Ditch that overused margarita, and give one of these a shot. We do recommend spending some money on Cachaca. Leblon worked really well for us.
2 oz. Cachaca
Half a lime
2 tsp. sugar (add a little more sugar if you don't like a heavy alcohol taste, per Spencer's suggestion)
Place lime and sugar in a glass, and muddle. Add ice and cachaca, and stir. Enjoy!