Monday, February 7, 2011


What is the Caipirinha drink:

Brazil's delicious national cocktail

History of  the Caipirinha drink and how it became a cocktail:

If you can't find cachaça where you live, use a good vodka. The drink will then be called caipiroska. No vodka? Use white rum and you will have a caipiríssima.

According to Wikipedia:
The word "caipirinha" is the diminutive version of the word "caipira", which refers to someone from the countryside, being an almost exact equivalent of the American English hillbilly. The word may be used as either a masculine or a feminine noun, but when referring to this drink it is only feminine (usage of diminutives is common in Brazil). However, a Brazilian hardly ever thinks of a "country person" when ordering a "Caipirinha". In the mind of a Brazilian, the word "Caipirinha" is mostly associated with the drink itself.

Recipe And Instructions: 

Ingredients [ oz | cl ]
2 oz Cachaça
2 tbsps Brown Sugar
Lime Wedge

Method: Prepare in shaker
  1. Wash the lime and roll it on the board to loosen the juices.
  2. Cut the lime in 6-8 wedges.
  3. Muddle in a mixing glass with brown sugar.
  4. Pour the Cachaça in the mixing glass.
  5. Add 4-6 ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  6. Pour the whole into an old-fashionned glass (along with the ice).
  7. Serve with a straw.

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