The Olympics have just finished in Rio and perhaps you want to get to know Brazilian culture a bit better. If you are looking to imbibe yourself in their culture then you need to discover Cachaca.
Cachaca is the Brazilian answer to rum. It is made from sugar cane. Here is a basic recipe to make yourself a basic Caipirinha.
2 oz Good Cachaca (I like LeBlon)
1/2 a lime
1 oz simple syrup
- Muddle lime and simple syrup.
- Fill shaker with ice
- Add Cachaca
- Shake well.
- Serve with ice.
- Garnish with lime.
- Enjoy! This is more on the limey tart side flavor wise. If you wish to have something more familiar and slightly more sweet see: A Brazilian Margarita