13 Not-So-Kid-Friendly...Caipirinhas!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Friday! What better way to start off the weekend than with a delicious adult beverage (maybe wait until the kids are tucked away in bed?) Caipirinhas! Please, someone with better knowledge than me correct if I'm wrong, but I believe they are pronounced "Cappa-ree-nya" with a fun little tongue roll on the "r".

My baby sister Liz introduced us to this amazing drink a couple weeks ago - her best friend Melissa who is a supermodel was rooming with some Brazilian models in Milan (oh, what a life! They are right now traveling around Spain and Ibiza together) and they taught her how to make Brazil's national drink, and in turn...you get the picture? Whatever the story, it's delish, and I share it now with you.

You'll need (for two drinks):

2 Limes (washed and quartered)
4 oz Vodka, Rum or lesser-known (but most authentic) Cachaça (OR gingerale/Sprite for virgin)
Brown sugar to taste, about 3-4 tbls
Ice

First, in a container use a muddler on the quartered limes (that is, use something to smoosh them, extracting the juice and oils. Not too much, though, otherwise it could become bitter.) Then add some brown sugar.


You can always add more later, so start with less. Stir. (That is my husband's hairy hand, not mine. Thank goodness.)



Now, add the booze. We used vodka. If you want to make this drink virgin, (kids, I'm talking to you! Mama says no underage alcohol consumption, please) replace the alcohol with gingerale or Sprite and use less sugar. Stir a little more, and pour into tall glasses over ice.



It's both sweet and tart in perfect balance, and reallly drinkable.  Of course, enjoy responsibly!



Inebriated guy: Here’s hoping you’re in Heaven ten minutes before the devil knows you’re dead.
Inebriated girl: What’s that mean?
Inebriated guy: It’s an Irish toast.
Inebriated girl: Oh. Well, here’s to bread, eggs and cinnamon.
Inebriated guy: Huh?
Inebriated: That’s French toast.

Cheers!

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13 comments:

Lyndsey said...

It looks good! Just in time for the weekend! I have a muddler that I used when I made the Mint Juleps! I don't have any brown sugar, but have some pure cane sugar cones, it tastes pretty similar! (funny you had to point out the hairy hand)

Have a great wekend!

the austin betty said...

The drinks sound delicious, and easy to make too. Wonder if you have the nutrition information as well?

eNews said...

yummy ! delicious foods. i guess they will be healthy and very much helpful for our health.

C. said...

Really sounds refreshing with all that lime! I'm definately bookmarking the recipe. Thanks for sharing! ;)

Savvy said...

I just read this and went straight to the kitchen and made one. They are amazing!!!! By the way, I'm not really a lush, it's just been a looong week, so a yummy sweet cocktail was definitely called for! You saved the day, thanks!

Emily said...

Glad you liked, it's perfect after a long week, isn't it?

Jeff Grant said...

Sounds really good..Will try it this evening probably the virgin version. Great blog. Loved the joke at the end too :)

Yunnia Oriflame Diah said...

looks great... and i can replace the vodka with sprite..

Deny said...

Slrrrppp.... I want make it. so fresh but I will change the vodka with sprite or other :D Regards,

Deny, Germany

om said...

I NEED one of those cocktails right now!

Annie's Online Store said...

looks like an easy to make drink, i really like lemon, not only its tasty but it also detoxicates your body, having the best appliances to make the juice is the bes thing one can have

Davenz said...

This is so delicious...Thanks

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Davenz said...

Yummy...Thanks

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