Monday, June 1, 2009

Caipirinha exotic cocktail - typically Brazilian

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Enjoy, but if you will drive don’t drink!!!

By Anna Avalanche, Gisa Miles and Luiz Speedwell

Pronounced 'KIE-PUR-REEN-YAH', this fresh, exotic cocktail typically brazilian is known nationally and internationally and has attracted more and more admirers in the whole world.

The Caipirinha was born in São Paulo in the 18th century. At that time, the cachaça (a distilled liquor made of sugar cane), abundant in the villages, was consumed by his pure lovers, all men. Not to leave the shot when they were sick, they have transformed medicine in adding lemon and garlic - ingredient once despised. Much later, in the 1950s with the development of these places, the drink has won fans in cities and ended up like this: Cachaça, lemon, sugar and ice.

The drink became almost compulsory in all types of events, from festivals to weddings to birthdays and also in all the bars. The traditional Caipirinha is made with cachaça, sugar and lemon, but as is the nature of Brazilian creativity and innovation, today you can find in the events also caipirinhas made with sake or vodka with fruit as strawberry, kiwi, watermelon, and passion fruit. But around the world the traditional caipirinha is the most famous version mainly in Europe and the U.S.

Than enjoy the recipe

1 lemon
2 ounces of Cachaça
Sugar to taste
Ice cubes
Wash the lemon and roll it on the board to loosen the juices. Cut into pieces and place them in a glass. Sprinkle with sugar and crush the pieces (pulp side up) with a pestle. (We have a long, wooden one from Brazil, made specifically for this purpose.) Just enough to release the juice, otherwise it'll get bitter. Add the Cachaça and stir to mix. Add the ice and stir again. It is delicious and potent!

You can also make a pitcher of Caipirinha. Figure out how many people and multiply amounts. If you can't find Cachaça where you live, use good vodka. The drink will then be called Caipiroshka. No vodka? Use white rum and you will have a Caipiríssima. Caipirinhas made with sake and lychee are all the rage in Brazil now! Try one...

Special thanks to Luiz Speedwell for his astonishing beverage.

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