Celebrate the Summer Games with Brazilian Cocktails!
The 2016 summer games has been filled with a lot of controversy, but all we’ll be filling is another glass of Caipirinhas.
Hey Brio drink of the week lovers! We’ve been having a lot of fun watching the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. Our home team has been kicking butt! In that spirit, we decided to dedicate this week’s drink of the week to the national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha. This Caipirinha recipe will be the perfect addition to any Olympic closing ceremony viewing party!
There used to be a Brazilian Steakhouse in town that made a killer Caipirinha, but they went out of business. It was so sad. I haven’t had one since they closed, so when the Olympic games started in Rio, I took a perusal through Pinterest to see how I could make some while I watched the opening ceremonies with my mom [It’s tradition – we just add cocktails now].
The name is pronounced kai-pee-ree-nyah, but I always get tongue tied trying to properly pronounce it. Portuguese is definitely not my forte. The Caipirinha is a cousin of the Mojito, and is made with Cachaça. If you’ve never had Cachaça before it’s a little like rum, but has more of a tart taste to it. When muddles together with lime and sugar, cachaça becomes an enjoyable treat. Stateside, this drink makes a perfect summer cocktail and a great addition to watching the summer Olympic games.
This is how you make a medal worthy Caipirinha!
Yields: 6 Servings
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 2 Ounces Cachaça
- 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
- 2 Small Limes, Quartered
- Lime Wheel for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:
- Old Fashioned Glasses
- Muddler or Long Spoon
Caipirinha: Muddle limes and sugar together at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass until sugar dissolves. Add ice to glass, and top with cachaça. Stir together, and add more ice. Garnish with lime wheel, and enjoy!
1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 263 Fat (g) 0.15 Saturated Fat (g) 0.018 Potassium (mg) 81 Carbohydrates (g) 16.62 Dietary Fiber (g) 2.1 Total Sugars (g) 9.65 Protein (g) 0.55 Sodium (mg) 4
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