December 15, 2005

aaaaaaa caipirinha

This is the "vat" of Caipirinhas I made for the fireworks in the post below. This is a drink they served everywhere when I was in Brazil, and its easy to learn to love. Its similar to mojito, but with lime instead of mint. The liquor used is Cachaca, which is a native Brazilian liquor made from sugar cane. In Brazil, Its garnished with a sugar cane... (I haven't found those here to use.) Here's the recipe (for a single drink):


1 lime quartered
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 shot of cachaca
1/2 Cup of ice cubes with water

Place the lime and sugar in the bottom of a glass. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the limes. Pour the liqueur and ice. Add water to fill glass. Stir well.

One tip I stole from a restaurant in Dallas - instead of water to fill the glass after you've mixed all the ingredients, use Sprite instead... enjoy!

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