Lets Drink! Caipirinha

October 18, 2013

With the Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic coming up this weekend, I thought it was about time to share a drink recipe that was featured at the Classic last year: the Caipirinha.

Caipirinha Cocktail

Caipirinha Cocktail

Known as the national drink of Brazil, this is a simple, refreshing cocktail – so let’s make one!

Caipirinha Cocktail

Ingredients

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2 oz  Cachaca (Brazilian Rum)

1 oz Simple Syrup (or 1.5 Tbl sugar)

1/2 fresh Lime, cut into quarters (plus a slice for garnish)

Procedure

Fill a rocks glass with ice to chill it.

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Put the lime pieces and the simple syrup (or sugar) into your shaker and muddle to release the limes’ juicy goodness.

Yes, I'm muddling with one of those meat-pounder things...

Yes, I’m muddling with one of those meat-pounder things…

Add the cachaca and the ice from the glass and shake well.

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Pour the contents (including the ice) into your chilled serving glass, garnish with a lime slice…

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and then Let’s Drink!

I really enjoy this beverage, it’s especially great on a hot summer day in Florida (okay, I know it’s getting chilly in a lot of the world right now, but it’s still good in chilly weather)! Give it a try and let everyone know what you think in the comments!

And speaking of the Food & Wine Classic (which I was at the beginning of this post…), if any of you are going to be there, keep an eye for for Miss Bonnie and I!

If you’d like a look at last year’s event, check out Food & Wine Classic 2012: Food Photo¬†Gallery, or click on the Food & Wine Classic category to the right to see all posts about the Classic.

Enjoy the drink, and maybe we’ll see you this weekend at the Classic!

4 Responses to “Lets Drink! Caipirinha”

  1. Lisa Farry - Jennings Says:

    i love these and have a bottle of cachaca but i cannot make these to save my life

  2. Keith Says:

    The more traditional method is to use 2.5 teaspoons of sugar instead of the simple syrup. Also, try adding 1 1/4 oz of Velvet Falernum to give it a nice subtle spice note.


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