Thursday, April 16, 2009

Caipirinha


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)
Crushed ice

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.
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