A Cocktail Break

No art . . . no workshops . . . no vintage flea market news this time.  I'll be back later with all of that tomorrow.

This blog post is for adults only and adults that enjoy a cocktail now and then.  
If that's not you . . . please move off that bar seat, retire to the living room or outside on the deck and make room for the next guest.  Thank you
Ok.  So I was in BevMo recently picking up a bottle of wine and there was a young lady in the store making Caipirinhas (minus the Leblon Cachaca). What is that you ask?  Well, if you are at least 18 and live in Brazil and enjoy an occasional cocktail from time to time, then you are probably already very familiar with this liquor made from fermented sugar cane. 

Caipirinha - pronounced Kai-pur-een-ya is made from cachaca (pronounced Ka-sha-sa), sugar, and a whole lotta limes!  This is a definite "adult" beverage that is best served in the Spring (that's now) through the Summer months.  Here's the original recipe:

Lime - Add 1/2 of a fresh lime cut into 4 wedges
Sweeten - Add 2 tsp. superfine sugar or 1 oz. of simple syrup
Muddle - Mash well into a juicy slurry
Ice - Fill a rocks glass with ice
Leblon - Pour 2 oz. of Leblon Cachaca over the ice
Shake - Shake well for 5 to 10 seconds

other variations . . .



Linda Ledbetter said...

This post made me very, very happy.

Sue said...

This sounds so very, very potently yummy!

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes - I had an awesome day and will be doing a post on the amazing items (handmade) that I received.



Rita said...

OK, The pool area got cleaned up today! The bar is open and I am going to have Deano make your Caipirinha soon. Please join us. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Sounds simply wonderful..Mmm

BellaLunaArts said...

Yes, perhaps I DO need a cocktail or had I already had a few when I mispelled your name a gazillion times in my post about your sweet gift???Please forgive me, I'm a dork.XO Birdget :)

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Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

now that sounds worthy of an encore!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Now, if I only had the
Brazilian beach to relax on while sipping it!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

oh yummmmmm!
Cheers my friend! xOxO

Lori said...

Sounds good to me, I'll be right over!