Saturday, September 5, 2009

Caipirinha Invention

The Caipirinha (pronounced kai-pee-reen-yah), is Brazil's signature cocktail.
More than that...., it's a national pride!
On the beach at the sunset, festive dinners, and all night dance parties.
Caipirinhas are an essential part of any Brazilian celebration.
But how do we make a perfect Caipirinha?
We need a very important ingredient; Cachaça!
Cachaça is Brazil's national spirit, distilled to perfection.
The world's first premium cachaça is multi distilled to retain distinct flavor,
characteristics with a soft aroma that's fresh, lively and delicate.
While cachaça is labeled "Brazilian Rum" in the USA, it stands apart from most rums
in both production and taste.
Sugarcane is the main ingredient in both spirits, yet rum is actually made from
molasses, (by-product) of sugar refineries.
Cachaça is distilled from fresh and pressed sugarcane juice, resulting in bright flavors and stimulating bouquet.
Now, this is the recipe for an original Caipirinha.

2 oz of Cachaça
1/2 of lime cut in wedges
2 tea spoons of sugar or the equivalent in sweetner

Place the lime and sugar in an old fashioned glass and mash gently with a muddler or
pestle - Add ice, pour the cachaça and shake well.

Serve with a stirrer in an old fashioned glass.
Garnish with a lime.

Saúde...., tchin-tchin!!

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