Thursday, April 16, 2009
Caipirinha (caipira = peasant).
Half a lime per glass
2 - 3 teaspoons raw sugar or sugar syrup. I bought a bottle of Monin Pure Sugar Cane Syrup. Update: I I make my own syrup by dissolving some sugar in water. One tablespoon seems to work.
50 ml. Cachaça 61 (best brand I could find outside Brazil)
Cut lime in small chunks (remove end caps, quarter the lime and remove white inside; cut each wedge in 4 chunks). Place lime and sugar into old fashioned glass and muddle. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaça. Mix with spoon or transfer to other glass.
Black straw: courtesy of Michiel Poodt.
On the rocks; poured over ice.