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Caipirinha _ Brazilian cocktail

Caipirinha cocktail | insimoneskitchen.com

I had my very first caipirinha somewhere in a small Brazilian bar in Amsterdam. I came there with a colleague of Nike where I worked at the time and we were gonna meet someone else in town too. I had heard of caipirinha before but had never drank ik. I was – and I am still – not a big fan of the stronger drinks, so I had my doubts wether or not this particular cocktail would be a wise choice. But Hanna insisted I have one as it was supposedly really good. And I got pursueded…

And I totally loved it! But how deceptively easy to drink this is…. It is a dangerous drink for sure as the lime and the ice somehow dilute the alcohol in a way that makes you believe it is not so strong, but let me tell you that when I took my second drink I started to feel really light headed! Hahaha.

Quick yogurt berry icecream | insimoneskitchen.com

Super quick yogurt berry icecream

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Aziatische hamburger-1

Asian hamburgers with sticky rice

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hamburger Dude food | insimoneskitchen.com

Dude Food Tuesday: Food for Real Men!

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Asian small pancakes | insimoneskitchen.com

Sweet coconut small Asian pancakes

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Groene thee noedels -3

Green tea noodles – Donna Hay # 18 and a give away!

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Sweet potato tempura | insimoneskitchen.com

Tempura sweet potato and exciting times ahead

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