The Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, and the Brazilians love to sip it while watching a football game. Whether it is pre-match party or victory celebration, this light and sweet concoction perfectly complements the crowd’s mood.
Many of you may wonder what a Caiprinihais. This drink is a close cousin of Daiquiri, which is simply made by blending rum, sugar and lime. The major difference in both the recipes is Cachaca. Cachaca is Brazilian liquor made by fermenting sugarcane juice. This liquor is similar to rum and gives the flavour of raw sugar.
An ice-cold Caipirinha is said to be the perfect drink to kickstart a World Cup Party. If you are a football fan looking forward to enjoy the upcoming World Cup, then here’s a perfect recipe you can refer to make this sweet and sour drink.
Pre-requisites –You will need lime, powdered sugar, ice and Brazilian Cachaca to make this lipsmacking mix. If you are unable to find this Brazilian liquor, then substitute it with light rum or White Mischief Vodka or any other colourless liquor of your choice.
Procedure – This refreshing concoction has a signature way of blending spirits and ingredients together. It will set your game spirit into action as you mix and muddle the ingredients.
First, take a whole lime and cut it into eight wedges. To forsake the bitter flavours, strip off the white part in the middle of the wedges. Muddle the wedges with powdered sugar in a tall glass, until you smell the sour aroma of lime.
Fill the glass with ice cubes upto the brim and gently pour Cachaca into it. Stir the mix for some timeuntil it gets a greenish hue and drop a straw to sip it. Within three minutes, you can make this rejuvenating mix, which will trulyimpress your tastebuds.
Tips to Make the Mix the Best:
Always use finely powdered sugar and crystal clear Cachaca. Avoid picking up the golden toned bottles of ‘Cachaca Envelhecida’. No one uses it to make Caipirinha.
Maintain a perfect balance of sugar, lime and spirit. Ensure that no flavour supersedes another.
Caipirinha uses lot of spirits and will give you a strong kick. Drink responsibly and enjoy the football game with its intense flavours.
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