Archive for February, 2009

Action for Brasil’s Children Fundraiser Party @ Barrio North

Our friends at Barrio North are putting a load of parties for carnival this weekend, with the last due being Tuesday the 24th. There’s £3 Abelha caipirinhas all night, free brasilian food, samba and b-boys. DJ Limão is playing a load of Rio Funk and carnival tunes and it’s also raising money for Action for Brazil’s Children.

party flyer for carnaval fundraiser party at barrio north, N1

For those of you that haven’t been, Barrio North is a latin vibe DJ bar on Essex Road (Angel tube is 5 mins), great cocktails, friendly staff, and gets dancey-busy with a good looking N1 crowd Thursday through til Saturday. They also have a goddamn caravan right in the middle of the bar, and serve a mean caipirinha (made with the finest small batch cachaça from Bahia - that’s Abelha Cachaça, for those of you who are slow to catch on!!) too.


Abelha Cocktails - Martinezinho

abelha cocktail notebook #2 - martinezinho

Monday night sees the Abelha research lab knock up a take on a martinez. Really good, the vermouth and cachaça round each other out, and the maraschino brings it all together.

50ml Abelha cachaça gold (3 year aged)
50ml Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth
2 bar spoons Luxardo maraschino
2 dashes of orange or grapefruit bitters
Stir over ice until cold, then strain into a chilled martini glass.


New stockist: The Hawksmoor Bar and Restaurant

The Hawksmoor is regarded by many as the best place to eat steak in the UK, period. It also has a fearsome reputation for cocktails, set up by current Mixologist/Bartender of the Year, Nick Strangeway.

So we’re mega happy to be their cachaça of choice, and thoroughly recommend you all to go there for a steak and a caipirinha. Try their other retro inspired cocktails too like the juleps or ex-pat classics.

The Hawksmoor
157 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ. Nearest tube Liverpool Street, 5 mins walk.

Opening times:
Monday - Friday, 12pm till 12am
Saturday, 6pm till 12am

Food Served:
Lunch Monday to Friday from 12.00pm to 2.30pm and Dinner Monday to Saturday from 6.00pm to 10.30pm.