Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sweet Thursday Samba Night - Recipe for Caipirinhas on the house






Tonight I'm in the mood for a bit of sweet samba music from Brazil. So, I suppose we should order a Caipirinha (national cocktail of Brazil) or two and enjoy these sweet samba sounds. Barefoot is best so, kick off those shoes, let your hair down...








Recipe for Caipirinhas:


1 lime

1 1/2 tsp sugar (raw is best) plus sugar for rim of drinking glass

1.5 oz Cachaça

ice


  • cut lime in half
  • place cut sides up
  • crush lime and sugar with a pestile until sugar is disolved
  • wet rim of glass
  • lightly press or roll rim into sugar until coated.
  • place muddled lime and sugar mixture in glass
  • fill glass almost to the top with ice
  • fill glass with Cachaça
  • stir


Cachaça (pronounced ka-shah-sa) is much like rum, though it is made with pure sugar cane as opposed to molasses. You may substitute Cachaça in this drink with high content rum. The taste won't be exact, but it comes near and is still enjoyable. There are many variations to this drink, adding fruits, for example. Experiment, or check out some Caipirinhas variations recipes on the web.




8 comments:

Suemi said...

Hello! I'm from Brazil and I loved your blog, it's very interesting!
If not there problems, can I add you?
Do you like caipirinha? Samba and caipirinhas is a combination greatly appreciated here.
Ohhh this music is so beautiful...The girl from Ipanema, "Garota de Impanema"


In portuguese: " olha que coisa mais linda mais cheia de graça..."

" Look at that thing more beautiful full of grace"

It's so good!!!

Kisses

***Suemi*** said...

Hello! I'm from Brazil and I loved your blog, it's very interesting!
If not there problems, can I add you?
Do you like caipirinha? Samba and caipirinhas is a combination greatly appreciated here.
Ohhh this music is so beautiful...The girl from Ipanema, "Garota de Impanema"


In portuguese: " olha que coisa mais linda mais cheia de graça..."

" Look at that thing more beautiful full of grace"

It's so good!!!

Kisses

Frieda Babbley said...

Ah, você é uma pequena coisa de vinte. Tanta vida, amor e dor de ter ainda. Seu Inglês é bem escrito. Eu estou usando um tradutor para você, então eu espero que você não se importa se existem erros. Ela me ajuda a aprender um pouco como as palavras formulário.

Sim, eu amo caipirinha! É maravilhoso. Eu tentei há alguns anos, talvez cinco, e deve tê-la no verão. Eu escrevi um artigo sobre o Brasil e pensei que esta seria uma boa adição.

Estou encantado que você chegou a esta página e que você tenha aproveitado tanto. Claro que você pode adicionar-me. Gostaria muito.

E obrigado pela tradução. Muito lindo.

Se minhas palavras foram mal, não me diga, ou se você preferir me responderam em Inglês,(because my translation is making you laugh =D) que é bom também.

Maravilhoso conhecer-te. Obrigado muito.


beijos, Frieda

Dustjacket attic said...

Oh Frieda I totally LOVE this post, love the first song especially - looking at the clip and listening to the song transports you to another time. Fabulous.

Thanks for the terrific recipe, looks really tasty!

take care, xx

***Suemi*** said...

Hello!!!!! You don't go believe, but,I don't know speaking english... I'm learning! I use the tradutor too, because some phrases, verb tenses...not yet know :) But, I will learn! For now, sorry my mistakes ok.
So, I don't know what is happening because the site is a little slow.
Add my blog too ok.

Do you have msn? Add me: suemi_tic@hotmail.com

See you!

***Suemi*** said...

Hello... new post in my blog!
Kisses!!

Daniel said...

Thanks for the perfect caipirinha recipe, Frieda! Just out of interest, if you were making caipiroshkas instead, would you keep the quantities the same? But swap vodka for the cachaca, obviously!

Either way, although I can't make it to Carnival this year, I'll make do with drinking a few of these and listening to the music...

Frieda Babbley said...

Daniel, thank you so much. That's a great idea, and that's exactly what I did. Very relaxing and fun.
I go by taste, but I do try to keep the quantities as much in proportion as possible, yes, and then I taste and add some of this or that depending on my mood.
Hope you had a wonderful time.

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