Brazil Here We Come – Kick Off with Capirinhas

written by Taste Safari 13th June 2014
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So, it’s finally all happening and we’re at the opening of the World Cup 2014, all holding our breath for the long awaited celebrations to finally kick off! I know it’s a Friday and I ought to behave, but hello, this is the World Cup man!!

So, in true, authentic Brazilian style we are kicking off Taste Safari celebrations with a cool cat Caipirinha!! This is not for the faint hearted – but hey, I’m a Kenyan – so far from it ! So, in the spirit of things to come, a toast to the games – ‘O Brasil e lindo maravilhoso!!’ In translation for my global crew – OH BRAZIL – YOU ARE MARVELLOUS!

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Serves 4

Caipirinha, is a hot little number – a classic now on any half decent Bartenders list. It’s secret weapon is the heart, soul, brain warming ‘ Cachaca,’ the Brazilian counterpart of rum that is traditionally made by fermenting cane juice. This drink is intensley sweet, but matched off nicely with the sourness of the limes – and that’s exactly why you can drink loads of it.

Make a couple of jugs of this if you have a crowd, trust me, if they are anything like my lot, they will be drained rather quick!!

1 lime quartered
2 tsps fine white sugar
2 ounces of cachaca
A glass of ice
To stir the magic up with……
Muddler (this drink is so popular, in Brazil each household has their own special muddler’)


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Place the lime and the sugar in the bottom of a tall, thick bottomed cocktail glass.
Muddle these together (meaning smash, squish and squash – combining all the ingredients together).
Top the glass with ice cubes and pour over the Cachaca, stir well and guzzle away!


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Taste Safari

As much as I love this drink, I’m a massive fan of Batida. This is more appealing to me anyway because it’s real Brazilian street drinking and is basically a Caipirinha but muddled together with any fruit of your choice. Why don’t you try it as I do, with a mix of Rasberries and Passion Fruit Pulp or Lychee and Pomengranate. Totally delicous and brings so much fun and colour to your cocktail!!

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