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 1/2 tsp sugar (raw is best) plus sugar for rim of drinking glass
1.5 oz Cachaça
- 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
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.
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