Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Travis' Caipirinha

One of the best parts about travelling is experiencing new food and drink combinations. Below is a recipe from one of my buddies who was recently reminiscing on his trips to Brazil. One day I'll get to go to Brazil and try this for myself!
  • pineapple
  • 1 lime
  • 2 oz cachaca** (sugarcane brandy)
  • sugar to taste
  • ice cubes
Hollow out the pineapple to be used as a glass, save the pineapple fruit to be consumed later.

Wash the lime and roll it on a cutting board to release the juice. Cut the lime into pieces and place them in a pitcher with the sugar. Crush and mash the limes with a pestle, or the handle of a wooden spoon. Continue only until the juice is released and the sugar begins to dissolve. Add the cachaca, stir to mix. Place the ice cubes inside the pineapple glass and fill with the cachaca lime mixture. Enjoy!

**If you can't find a bottle of cachaca you can substitute it with vodka. However you will be changing both the flavor of the drink and the name. You will now be sipping on a caipiroshka.

1 comment:

Goombella said...

They drink those here too, but instead of cachaca they use guaro -- the local firewater that tastes WAAAY worse!