September 13th is National Cachaça Day in Brazil! It recognizes the re-legalization of the manufacture and sale of Cachaça in 1661, after it was outlawed by the Portugues crown in 1649, after some concerns with the growth of cachaça.
However, sugarcane plantation and still owners rebelled against the Portuguese crown and, on September 13, 1661, seized power in Rio de Janeiro, one of the first national insurrection movements that became known as the “Cachaça” Uprising. Since then, the National “Cachaça” Day is celebrated on September 13.
And of course, to celebrate the date, there is nothing more fair than to toast with the most Brazilian of cocktails: Celebrate with Pitú!