Every now and then we need a spot of alcohol to keep our days sane and our nights aptly MAD. So here’s a little something I found called Caipirinha. It’s a lovely simple Brazilian cocktail that just tastes perfect on a hot humid night! It’s made with Cachaça which is the national spirit of
Brazil. History of Cachaça goes back to 400 year ago when plantation owners began serving the liquid to their slaves after noticing that the drive would increase vigor. It is commonly known that the spirit was first invented by Portuguese settlers in
Brazil. Over the years better distilled Cachaças were developed and soon people started to drink it on dinner tables in colonial
Brazil. Shortly after slavery was banned in 1888, the monarchy was ousted and progressive leaders declared
Brazil a modern Republic, national pride began to sugar throughout the country. By the 1920s, Cachaça had become a symbol of Brazilian identity, produced and consumed throughout the nation by diverse ethic and social groups.Caipirinhas and other tropical cocktails are usually made with un-aged Cachaça.
(brandy cocktail named “little peasant girl”) Serves 11 lime, quartered
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
2 ounces cachaca*
Ice cubesMash the lime quarters in a cocktail glass with a wooden pestle. Do not remove the pieces of crushed lime. Add the sugar and cachaca. Fill the glass with ice cubes and stir well.