Cheers!

I'm starting a new Friday tradition here at Lazy Bride – a different drink recipe to kick the weekend off. 

This week, we're featuring a drink that is becoming more and more popular as the 'featured cocktail' at weddings, the Caipirinha. This concoction comes to us from Brazil and it's deeeee-lish! A fabulous way to keep cool on a hot summer day. History states that the word means 'peasant's drink' but we think it's fit for a queen. As it's a lime based drink, it was supposedly used to replace the malaria shot. Hmmm, I think I like this form of medicine!

The following is a recipe for one drink but you can easily make larger batches and serve in big pitchers.

2 teaspoons superfine sugar
1 lime cut into small wedges
2 oz Cachaca (a Brazillian cane sugar liquor – if you can't find, mix equal parts of silver tequila and light rum)

Mass the lime wedges in a glass. Add sugar and muddle until the sugar is dissolved. Add ice. Pour in Cachaca, stir. 

A sia saide! (That's Portuguese for 'cheers').

Caipirinha

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Comments

  1. i’m brazilian, and i love to see our most popular drink so famous on americans wedding. who would’ve thought!!! =)
    not so hip on this kind of event down here.
    oh.. also a good variety of caipirinha is strawberry or pasion fruit… and instead of cachaça we also use vodka or sake.
    (strawberry sake caipirinha is actually my all time fave!!)

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