Friday, January 11, 2013


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“I had never heard of this drink until an FB friend mentioned it.  Always looking for something new and edgy, I thought it worth investigating.  After a little research, I found that it is considered the national cocktail of Brazil.  By combining muddled lime, a little sugar, sweet and sour mix, and sugar cane rum (Cachaca, $19.95 for 750 ml bottle), it's easy to see why this drink has become so popular.  It's one of those drinks that really grow on you.  There is a slight bitterness that is complimented by the sugar, and nicely layered with the lime.  Definitely a sipping drink that will have you longing for a little bossa nova.  We hope you enjoy the recipe for our "Cocktail of the Week", the.....Caipirinha. Thanks Jenn!” hamptonroadshappyhour


2 ounces Cachaca

Quarter of a Lime

2 tablespoons simple syrup (boil equal parts sugar and water)

1 ounce Sweet & Sour mix

Lime wedge to garnish


Put a quarter of a washed Lime into a Rocks glass. 

Muddle thoroughly, (take a muddler or blunt object and mash the Lime) and leave the lime in the 

Add the simple syrup.  (One and a half tbsp of sugar will work) 

Add the Cachaca, and stir well. 

Fill the glass with ice, add a lime for garnish, insert a couple of sipping straws, and hang on for 
a wild ride.

Long live the........Caipirinha!

Enjoy this amazing recipe and many more when visiting hamptonroadshappyhour

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