Hello GLNers! Are you ready for the weekend? Do you like tasting new things? Are you thirsty? Do you like sweet & sour? Are you 21 or older? If you answered “yes!” to these questions, this post is for you!
Caipirinha [kie-purr-REEN-yah] is the national drink of Brazil made with cachaça, an intensely sweet distilled spirit. It’s important to choose a premium cachaça for this cocktail because a cheaper brand can ruin an otherwise perfect drink. If you’d like to give it a try, here’s a recipe I found on the web:
- 1 lime, quartered
- 2 tsp fine sugar
- 2 oz cachaca (rum-like alcohol from Brazil made with sugar-cane juice)
- Place the lime wedges and sugar into a glass (5-10 oz).
- Muddle well to create a paste.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the cachaca.
- Stir well.
Note: Keep the sugar mixed in the drink by stirring often.
If any of our Brazilian readers have suggestions, please share in the comments section below.
(Have a recipe you’d like to share? Tell us about it and we’ll feature it on a Foodie Friday!)