March 30, 2007

how to make a caipirinha

There's no better way to start the weekend than with a caipirinha. My parents first encountered this sweet and sour drink in Brasil three years ago. My dad puts it up there with a Manhattan as his favorite drink.

It's quite tasty and easy to make...

Start with one lime, cut in quarters (or eighths if a large lime).

Add 2 tablespoons fine sugar and mash with a wooden pestle.

Now it's time to add your alcohol. Throw in about 2 oz. of cachaça.

Add crushed ice, stir and enjoy!

Yuck - I don't like limes. I prefer beer!


Peanut said...

I like beer too.

Anonymous said...

I can't pronounce that drink (neither can my Mom) so I think I'll stick to beer too!

Cubby said...

You are so down to earth - that's why I love you!

rocky the pug said...

Cairo you should have a cooking show. The pistures of those limes are so refreshing!

Dachsies Rule said...

Mom read in the links that you can't get the alcohol for that drink in the USA but she can use vodka instead. She just might be sipping one of those tonight! (No, she won't share with us.)

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Bella the Boxer said...

Hi Cairo! My parents ADORE caipirinhas! My Dad was born in Brazil and last year he took my Mom on a tour of the whole country. They had a caipirinha in every single city!! We always have a bottle of cachaca in the fridge...tell your folks to come and visit.

xoxo - Bella

Jamie Lang Photography said...

that looks super yummy :)

Ferndoggle said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM!!! I love beer but that sounds delicious!!!!


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Yummy looking drink. I, like the others, can not say it... but I may try it. And beer is GOOD too :)
Hugs, Sitka

Ike's life said...

I like beer too - Belgians.

Isabella said...

Looks good to me! But the Humans won't let Emmy and me drink- they think we are crazy enough sober.
Big Wags,

Fu Fu said...

Oh.. that looks nice to drink. I wonder if my human will make me some of those..

~ fufu

Hammer said...

Hey Cairo

My mum says I'm too young to drink. Mum drinks mainly red wine and Khomet, the big white dog, is always trying to put his tongue in her drink to slurp her wine. He's a strange dog ????

Love from your friend, Hammer

Hammer said...

Hello Cairo

I forgot to say thanks for caring about my mum and my brother, Beau. I read your comments on Fu Fu's post. Fu Fu sure is brave for his size.

Love from Hammer

Isabella said...

Dang, Cairo! Are you still drinking? If you drink too much and go around with no underwear you will have to go to that treament center where Britney Spears went.
Big Wags,

Dory and Liza said...

Cairo -

My mom says she likes limes if you dont!!

I'm a good old fashioned beer and hot dog girl myself.

Have a happy day!! Enjoy the cocktailz!!


Sonia said...

Cairo looks adorable!
Regards from Sonia, São Paulo, Brazil.

IndyPindy said...

Mmmm, my humans had those when they were in Colombia, South America last December. Yum! Mom will try to find thatcachaça this weekend! Mom is an expert at making mojitos.