Friday, July 3, 2009

OUR NATIONAL COCKTAIL - CAIPIRINHA - THE WORLD ALREADY KNOWS IT
























And we still enjoy it...So does Jan and Roger, my friends and dearest guests from Richmond, Virginia who came to Rio to spend some incredible days in Rio de Janeiro, we sat at A Mineira Restaurant in Niteroi for a wonderful lunch.
And to make the famous brazilian drink is quite simple...

Ingredients for a Caipirinha: Sugar, Lime and Cachaca, the ones I really like (humbly speaking I do understand alot about Cachaça) is NEGA FULO, Terra de Minas or Magnifica.
Blending Instructions: Muddle the sugar into the lime wedges in an old-fashioned glass,
Fill the glass with ice cubes and pour the cachaca into the glass. After all that, stir well.
Cachaça for us is like Whisky for Scotland, it is our proud national drink, it is a very strong spirit coming from Sugar Cane, I always say that Cachaça is the cousin of the caribbean rum.
If you drink some alcohol, you cannot miss this refreshing cocktail which is one of the symbols of Brazil.
And by the way, A Mineira has the best Caipirinha Ever!!! :)
By the way, I am a frequent costumer of A Mineira for more than 12 years, it is a restaurant I liked since way before I became a tour guide! So no doubt that it is one of the greatest places where you can really experience the best of our Brazilian Food!!!
Rafael Torres Lopes

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