Speaking of great cocktails made with cachaça, let’s take a moment before the weekend and see what our old friends at the American Bartending School would do when confronted with a bottle of the stuff.
In this segment, we’ll learn how to make the Brazilian classic, the caipirinha (kai-peer-EEN-ya)
1. Announce to your friends that you will be making them a
kah-pree-ANN-nah kah-pree-EE-nah kah-pree-EE-nah.
Note: the caipirinha is made with a special type of Brazilian liqueur called cachaça (kuh-CHA-ka, or however it’s pronounced). Like rum, cachaça also comes in different colors.
2. Introduce your friends to the cachaça bottle, then return to its original location. It will not be needed again during the construction of this cocktail.
3. Take your rock glass.
4. Add an undisclosed number of pieces of lime and some simple syrup.
5. Mash limes with a miniature baseball bat.
6. Add ice and top with one ounce of “cachaça”, which is suspiciously identical to the simple syrup bottle.
7. Top with either soda water or sweet-and-sour mix.