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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Today’s Cocktail—Caipirinha

This is a popular Brazilian drink.

For one person, cut a washed lime in half aroud its orbit, then slice that into 4 or 5 slices. Put lime in the bottom of a one-serving cocktail shaker. Add two teaspoons of granulated sugar (or use simple syrup, for some dilution). Muddle gently to release the lime juice and dissolve the sugar. 

Add two shots (2 ounces) of cachaça -- the Brazilian rum that is the heart of this drink. Add 5 or 6 ice cubes, then shake well. Serve with the ice in a glass.

I use Leblon cachaça, and it needs only a little sugar. Other brands like Pita, I've found need a bit more sugar. Experiment.

Don't drink too many in the process.

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Posted under: Food and Cooking • by Rick on 06/08/2014 at 01:58 PM
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