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Caipirinha

Posted by Reese on 2009-02-22 @ 09:52pm

This week, and specifically Tuesday, is Carnaval in Brazil and to celebrate I’m featuring Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha.  The Caipirinha [KIE-PEE-REEN-YAH] is a fairly simple drink consisting of only cachaça [KA-SHA-SA], limes and sugar muddled together to create what Gary Regan lovingly refers to as “an elixir.”  Sounds fantastic to me, sign me up.

I’m going to keep this intro post a bit on the short side this time as I plan to put up detail posts on Carnaval, cachaça and the results of our cachaça tasting as the week goes on.  So stay tuned and here’s a Caipirinha recipe to get you in the right frame of mind.

Caipirinha (Joy of Mixology)
4 to 6 Lime Wedges
1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
3 oz Cachaça
1) Muddle the limes and sugar in an old fashioned glass.
2) Add crushed ice and cachaça.
3) Stir thoroughly.