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QUICK! How do I open my Pitu Cachaca??

Furgs Aug 3, 2007 05:12 PM

I'm sitting here trying to open my new bottle of Pitu brand cachaca..I unscrewed the top and now there's a clear plastic thingy covering the mouth of the bottle and I have NO IDEA how to open it. I'm trying to make a cocktail here! Is there anyone out there that can help me?


  1. Poindexter Aug 6, 2007 02:51 PM

    You gotta pry it off with a knife (preferaby at least 3 hours after polishing off the previous bottle!).
    For whatever it's worth, may i recommend turbinado sugar for yer caiparinha?

    1. fafner Aug 6, 2007 10:59 AM

      The plastic thing on the top is to prevent tampering. It is a one way valve so people can't refill the bottle with cheaper stuff.

      1. warrenr Aug 4, 2007 08:11 AM

        that plastic thing is a pourer to help bartenders measure and discourage people from drinking out of the bottle.

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        1. re: warrenr
          Furgs Aug 4, 2007 12:48 PM

          Thanks. I tried to pour some out without removing the plastic thing, and nothing came out. After a little fiddling, I managed to pry the plastic disc up a little, and was then able to pour it out. I realized it was probable a "doser" of some kind, but it was difficult to adjust it in a way that liquid would actually come out of the bottle.
          If there's some easy trick to it, I didn't figure it out!

          1. re: Furgs
            kenito799 Aug 6, 2007 10:48 AM

            shake it hard--it sounds like the pouring thingy that is on the top of my Herradura Tequila. If you just tilt slowly nothing comes out, you have to give it a vigorous pour to get the liquid flowing. Probably stops evaporation in hot climates without having to put the cap on!

        2. j
          jacinthe Aug 3, 2007 07:22 PM

          Hm. Have you tried pouring some out of the bottle without removing the clear plastic thing? I have, and it voila, alcohol comes out.

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