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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.

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Caipirinha is officially made with cachaça, but if you cannot find it wodka is a good alternative as we did here. It really is a summery drink but I still have this vague hope that it will eventually start to be sunny again and we get maybe a good Indian summer… And if not, I am sure this will taste well in front of the fireplace… Although.. that does sound a bit odd…

Or we can always wait for the next summer around the corner.

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Caipirinha - Brazilian cocktail
Ingredients
  • 2 limes cleaned well
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 60 cl wodka
  • crushed ice this will be good to do in a blender
Instructions
  1. Grab a bowl and cut the first lime into small pieces. Juice the other lime above the bowl.
  2. Add the sugar and the wodka to it and crush with a crusher till all sugar is desolved.
  3. Take a pretty glass and fill it to the rim with crushed ice.
  4. Pour the caipirinha in and serve straight away

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