It's only Tuesday...and I'm all ready thinking of the weekend cocktail.
I think we've tested every vodka-pomegranate-gin-lime-rickey on the planet. We've worked the tequila. We've squeezed countless citrus. Made vast amounts of simple syrup.
But I think this weekend is all about the muddle. And four ingredients:
(image from MAP magazine)
- cachaça (a cheap Brazilian rum-like concoction that is surprisingly easy to find)
Sweet, tart and strong, the caipirinha is mixed with the Brazilian spirit cachaça. Cachaça is similar to rum but made from sugarcane rather than molasses. "It's more sophisticated than rum because it's more pure," says Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, patriotically. Directions
Here's a nifty little video that shows you exactly how to make the perfectly muddled and executed Caipirinha!
Nando Cuca teaches you how to prepare that king of the Brazilian cocktails, the Caipirinha, with a little 'tender loving care'.
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