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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!
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