Friday, April 27, 2012

CAIPIRINHA

KAI-PUR-EEN-YA

I had this drink when we had dinner at a Brazilian Steakhouse. I love, love, love the taste. I opted for a Mango Strawberry Caipirinha since I love mangoes. This drink is a brazilian version of a mojito. 
Mojito has tequila and Caipirinha has cachaça.

Mango Strawberry Caipirinha
Ingredients:

1 large lime
2 tablespoons of superfine sugar or 1 ounce of simple syrup
2 strawberries, thinly sliced (divide)
1 tbsp mango puree
2 oz Cachaça

LIME.
Thinly slice large lime. 1 Lime will make 2 servings. Place 1/2 of the lime slices in rocks glass. Feel free to experiment with your favorite fruits. Just add the fruit to the recipe and cut the amount of limes in half.

SWEETEN.
Add 2 tablespoons of superfine sugar or 1 ounce of simple syrup. Using other types of sugars or sweeteners will work well. You can even use a sugar substitute for a lower calorie Caipirinha.

STRAWBERRY
Thinly slice one strawberry, add.

MUDDLE.
Mash lime, strawberries, and sugar into a juicy slurry with a muddler for 15 seconds. Muddling well is the key to releasing all of the fruit’s flavor and fully mixing the sugar with the fruit.

MANGO
And add1 Tbsp Mango Puree (put mango in blender and puree).Or you can use 1/4 cup mango juice

ICE.
Fill the rocks glass with ice. For best results, use crushed ice. Crushed ice will slightly melt in the mixing process which helps to blend all the flavor.

CACHAçA (KA-SHA-SA)
Add 2 ounces of Cachaça.

SHAKE.
Place a shaker securely over rocks glass. Shake well for 5 to 10 seconds. Shaking with the shaker on the bottom ensures the liquid stays in the container. Stirring is an alternative method of mixing.

SERVE.
Pour all the contents of the shaker into a rocks glass. Add ice as needed. Add a few slices of strawberries and Garnish with a fresh lime.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so good. I'm going to try and make it. YUM!

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