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').