Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Caipirinha - Brazilian Cocktail



I picked my husbsters up from the airport on Sunday and one of the things he really enjoyed in Brazil was their National Drink, which uses is a liquor made from sugar cane and is called Cachaca.

The cocktail itself is called a Caipirinha (pronounced kie-purr-EEN-yah)

He said it was a very refreshing drink on a hot day, and he wanted to make it for me to try at home. I must say I loved it. They do sneak up on ya tho!

Here is what you need to make one!

Lots of ice
Limes
Cachaqa (pronounced Ka chah sah -- your local liquor store should have it)
sugar (we used equal)
muddler

Cut limes into 1/4 inch thickness, remove the pith, leave skin on

take 1 1/2 lime slices, muddle in the glass or martini shaker, add 1 tsp sugar, 2 oz of Cachaga and ice, mix well and enjoy!
Repeat cautiously!

19 comments:

Paula said...

Yeah! Your hubby is home! That's the last long trip, right? How very brilliant of him to bring home the recipe for this drink! Sounds great for the mid-90 weather we're having today! :-) PS: My hubby is starting to weaken on the dog front. Still not a yes, but no longer a firm "no". Perhaps one of these drinks would loosen him up a bit!

Paula said...

Oh my gosh, I'm back. While I was visiting here ... you were visiting my blog! That's so cool when that happens! :-)

MaryBeth said...

This sounds very strong...

Tiff said...

This is my favorite drink at a local bar in KC! They add some maraschino cherries, and it tastes like a cherry limeade!

Diego and Sam Jo said...

My husband used tod rink this in his country, Uruguay, right below Brazil. One day he had an urge to make one and they dont sell Cachaca at Utah Liquor stores. {SHOCKER!} So we drove six hours to Vegas to buy this. We brought it home and opened it up at a new years eve party. Holy cow! At first we just made Caipirinhas and then we just started playing games for shots. I do not remember much past midninght!

Diego and Sam Jo said...

Did your hubby try Milanesas while he was there? They are divine!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Sounds yummy and thanks for the tip about them sneaking up on you.

A Year on the Grill said...

been years since i had one of these

they are great

Pam said...

Yum - it sounds really tasty. Tell John thanks again for the sweet gifts, the kids really loved them.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I think my hubby will like this..

Sophie said...

MMMMM,...

this lovely drink is just what I need right now because it is a rainy day here in Brussels!!

Debbie said...

Sounds delicious Cheryl. We are having a bit of warm weather here again and I think that drink would be great to have!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm coming to your house for cocktails!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

The perfect way to relax!

Elra said...

my next favorite drink after mojito. Yum!

Grace said...

well, if i can't go to brazil myself, the next best thing is probably drinking down a couple of their national boozy beverage! i love limes, so this sounds great!

Sophia said...

ooh la la! Shake it, shake it! Nice of your husband!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you like the Halloween tale!

Donna-FFW said...

Haha .. proceed cautiously.. love that warning.

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