World Cup Caipirinhas

July 11, 2014

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In honor of the World Cup being held in Brazil I wanted to whip up a special Fun Drink Friday in honor of the host country!  The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaca (a spirit made from sugarcane juice), lime juice and sugar… I wanted to put a fun spin on it, so I introduce you to the Ginger Caipirnha! I made it in pitcher form so you can enjoy the game without mixing cocktails!

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Ginger Caipirinha

serves 12

  • 1 large piece of ginger (peeled, cut into 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 3/4 cups sugar (I used brown sugar because it was all I had)
  • 12 limes (juice 9 of them and quarter the last 3)
  • 1 bottle cachaca
  1. Muddle ginger and sugar in the bottom of a pitcher.  You want to really mash the ginger and create a sort of paste.
  2. Add lime juice and cachaca to ginger/sugar mixture and stir.
  3. Pour cocktail into an crushed ice filled glass and finish with a squeezed lime wedge.
  4. Sip away!

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