Drinking Caipirinha’s Until The Next World Cup.

As you know (or you should know), the World Cup wrapped up yesterday with an epic match between Argentina and Germany (Germany won). I’m not really sure how I’m going to spend the rest of my summer days, considering I just spent the last month watching the games and recapping everything during World Cup Tonight on ESPN. (Who knew ESPN could be cool?)

Being as the Cup was hosted by Brazil this year, I spent most weekends drinking caipirinha’s (a kind of Brazilian mojito made with Cachaça) and stalking all my friends pics who were in Rio (very jealous!).

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Cachaca y aguardiente colombia

Here’s a pick of me and Danielle holding up our booze of choice during the Colombia vs Brazil game last week. (I’m holding Aguardiente: Colombia’s version of Cachaça.)

Caipirinha’s have become my favorite summer drink! They’re light, refreshing, SUPER easy to make, and very boozy.

Here’s what you need:
-Cachaça
-Limes
-Sugar
-Ice
-Club soda (not traditional, but help balance the bevie nicely, especially if you’re new to Cachaça.)
-Mint (also not traditional but our mint plant is growing like crazy so i threw a couple in.)

caipirinhasMuddle about half a lime into your glass (plus mint if you’re adding it). Scoop a teaspoon of sugar on top of your muddled fruit and muddle a bit more. Really mix it well. Top with plenty of ice, 2 1/2 ounces of Cachaça (I went for a nice long glug here. It’s up to you). Mix well again. Top with a splash of club soda (again, only if you want a bit of fiz).

Sip. Enjoy. Remake!

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Drinking Caipirinha’s Until The Next World Cup.

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