5 Brazilian cocktails for this summer

Cachaca, Brazil’s national drink, is a type of rum since it is produced from cane juices. Cahipirinha is the cocktail left by the Brazilians as a reservation for their drink buddies worldwide. Cahipirinha follows the general “logic” of Brazilian cuisine, where fruits and herbs add a touch of exoticness to the result. Try the cocktails we recommend or experiment with, always keeping in mind the cachaca’s unbreakable bond with fresh lime juice.

1. Cahipirinha de uva

Materials

¼ lime cut to 4

7 grapes

2 tsp Brown sugar

1/4 cachaca mug

3 tbsp semi-sweet gewürztraminer wine, like the Tselepos Melissopetra Estate

8-10 ice cubes

Preparation

Pour limes, 5 strokes and sugar into a shaker. Gently press them with a pestle until the fruit breaks and releases their juices. Add cachaca, wine, ice and beat for 25 seconds. Serve in a glass of old fashioned. Gently press the pestle with the other 2 strands and pour them into the cocktail.

2. Pearl Button

Materials

1/4 cachaca mug

4 1/2 C Lillet Blanc

1 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 a mug of Sour Water

1/2 slice of grapefruit

8-10 ice cubes

Preparation

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add sachaca, Lillet Blanc and lime juice. Strain with the gauze and stir gently. Pass the ½ slice of grapefruit on the lips of the glass as a decoration.

3. Sangria Blanco

Materials

4 1/2 C cachaca

4 1/2 C Pisco

4 1/2 C St Germain

1/4 a mug of riesling wine like the Boutari Punctuation

1/4 a cup of soda

a few drops of lime, plus 2 thin slices of lime

3 thin slices of kiwi

3 thin slices of apple

3 thin slices of cucumber

3 grape nuggets cut in two

2 fresh sage leaves

1 sprig of fresh thyme

8-10 ice cubes

Preparation

Fill a large glass of wine with ice. Add cachaca, Pisco, St Germain, wine and a few drops of lime. Strain with soda and stir gently. Add all the other ingredients (which must be really fine) and serve.

4. Amazonia

Materials

2 tbsp cachaca

2 tbsp apple juice

1 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice

1 tsp simple syrup

6 tbsp champagne or sparkling wine

1 thin slice of apple

6 leaflets of fresh mint

8-10 ice cubes

Preparation

Pour in a shaker the cachaca and mint leaves. Press with a pestle so that the mint extracts its aromatic oils. Add all other ingredients (except champagne) and beat for 25 seconds. Drain in a glass of champagne. Strain with champagne and decorate with apple cider.

5. Bloody Carioca

Materials

1/4 cachaca mug

1/2 mug of tomato juice

1 tsp lemon juice

½ sp. lime juice

Grated nutmeg

Semi-coarse salt

¼ sp. hot sauce like Tabasco

¼ sp. Worcestershire sauce

1 cucumber stick about 14 cm.

2 green olives

Freshly ground pepper

8-10 ice cubes

Preparation

In a shaker pour the cachaca, all the juices and spices. Stir carefully and add the 2 sauces. Stir for 5 seconds. Serve in a highball glass and decorate with cucumber stick and olives passed in a toothpick.

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