Archive for the ‘Bars’ Category

Naked Turtle relaunch

Abelha Cachaca was proud to support the re-launch of the famous Naked Turtle in East Sheen. The restaurant / cocktail bar renown for it’s high quality jazz and great drinks is back with a vengeance. Given a complete make-over, the place now sparkles with the same energy as the jazz numbers that fly off the keys each night. The launch was a special evening. It kicked off with Bruce Forsyth unleashing his inner tiger and breaking the red tape; drinks and music then flowed all night.

The Naked Turtle is the home of Dee Livingstone’s all-singing team of waitresses from the BBC1 talent show and the night kicked off with their a capella rendition of Candyman. Victoria Hart ( was back at the restaurant where she was ‘discovered’. She was followed by a number of other excellent performers – all no doubt destined for stardom as well.

Paddy and Dee, the Naked Turtle’s inimitable hosts, are always on hand to chat and welcome guests. They are a perfect combination for the restaurant and are at the centre of its excellent music and drinks. As well as the waitresses, most of the rest of the team are also partial to taking the mike. I am told that Angus, the current sommelier definitely does NOT sing, but ask any of the others and they’ll probably give you a pitch-perfect rendition of your favourite tune.

With bar stool tables at the front, dining room, a cosy seating area and a new garden, the Naked Turtle is a bar for all occasions. Get down this summer for a caipirinha in the garden or book in for a sumptuous evening of great food and jazz… maybe start the evening of relaxation off with Dale DeGroff’s Aphrodisiac cocktail: Abelha Gold and Grand Marnier.

The Naked Turtle, 505-507 Upper Richmond Road, London SW14 7DE. TEL: 0208 878 1995


Casita is 17th Best Bar in the World

Our friend Will’s bar, Casita, has just been placed at 17th in the Worlds Best Bars, in Class Magazine.

casita bar

Casita is an absolutely uniquely good place to drink in London, so this is a well deserved award. It has the kind of warm and hedonsitic atmosphere of a really good seasonairres bar, coupled with excellent cocktails, right in the middle of London.

We’re proud to have him stock us as cachaça of choice and you should go there for a caipirinha. Or hit them up on their Facebook group.

5A Ravey St London, EC2A 4QW


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.


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.