Caipirinha Festival

Ingredients 2 tangerines Sugar to taste Ice cubes or crashed-ice 1 “dedo de moça” chilli pepper 70 ml of cachaça Method: Cut the tangerine segments into small pieces without the seeds. Put them in a glass and add the sugar/sweetener. Muddle with a pestle until the fruit releases plenty of juice. Put some oil in your hands (this will keep your hand safe from burning after handling the pepper). Cut the pepper into four parts, removing the white part and seeds from the inside. Thoroughly wash the pepper in running water. Put the ice in the glass, add the…

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Ingredients Watermelon cubes (use some also to decorate the glass) 1 lemon cut into cubes (remove the pith) Sugar to taste 70 ml of cachaça Enough ice to fill the glass Method: Fill the glass with the watermelon and muddle until you release enough juice. Add the lime and sugar and continue muddling. Add the cachaça and mix with a spoon. Fill the glass with ice.   For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and Brazilian cocktails visit our “Caipirinhas and Co.” section or click here 

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Ingredients 70 ml of cachaça 4 strawberries ½ large lime (or 1 small lime) 2 tablespoons of sugar Ice Method: Chop the strawberries and lime and place in the shaker along with the sugar, ice and cachaça. Shake well and serve. For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and Brazilian cocktails visit our “Caipirinhas and Co.” section or click here 

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BRAZILIAN COCKTAIL WEEK 2020 From Saturday, 24 October to Saturday, 31 October 2020 TO ALL COCKTAIL LOVERS! BBMag, your Anglo-Brazilian publication in London, and the London Caipirinha Festival, which the festival in bars and restaurants has been postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, have found the perfect way to chase the lockdown blues away with a selection of Brazilian caipirinhas and cocktails for you to explore, make and taste in your own home. As from Saturday, 24 October for one week until Saturday 31 October 2020, BBMag and the London Caipirinha Festival will be presenting you daily…

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Ingredients 2 kiwis 2 tablespoon of sugar 70 ml of cachaça Ice cubes for original Brazilian recipe but you can also use crashed-ice Method: In the glass which is to be used to serve the caipirinha, muddle the kiwi with sugar, add cachaça and ice. Decorate the glass with sliced kiwi. For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and Brazilian cocktails visit our “Caipirinhas and Co.” section or click here 

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Ingredients ½ teacup of grapes, pitted and cut in halves Sugar to taste 1 spoon (coffee) of pink pepper 70 ml of cachaça Ice cubes for the original Brazilian recipe or crashed-ice Method: In a glass, place the grapes, the pepper and the sugar, and muddle everything with a pestle. Add the cachaça and the ice and mix well. For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and Brazilian cocktails visit our “Caipirinhas and Co.” section or click here 

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Ingredients 6 lychees 2 tablespoons of sugar 1 serving of cachaça Lemonade Ice in cubes or crashed Method: Peel and remove the stones of 6 lychees. Add the sugar and muddle well. Add the cachaça. Top the glass up with sparkling lemonade and lots of ice. For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and Brazilian cocktails visit our “Caipirinhas and Co.” section or click here 

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Ingredients 1/2 a chopped mango 2 shots of cachaça 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 finger chilly pepper in strips (remove the seeds) Method: Place the mango in the bottom of the glass, along with the pepper and the sugar. Muddle lightly. Add the cachaça and stir until the sugar dissolves. Fill the glass with the crushed ice. For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and Brazilian cocktails visit our “Caipirinhas and Co.” section or click here 

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Ingredients 50g of blackberry 3 tablespoons of sugar Ice cubes or crashed-ice 70 ml of cachaça Method: squeeze the fruit gently into the shaker, add sugar, cachaça and some ice. Mix everything in the shaker add ice into a glass, pour the caipirinha and serve. For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and Brazilian cocktails visit our “Caipirinhas and Co.” section or click here 

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The preparation and quantities are nearly always the same, but by varying the ingredients you can surprise your friends with different types of fruit The traditional caipirinha, known universally by Brazilians, is made with only a few basic ingredients: 70ml of cachaça, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 lime, ice and cachaça (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaˈʃasɐ]) is a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice and can be found in many supermarkets in the UK. Simple enough, but be warned, if you don’t know what you’re doing your cocktail might not go down quite as expected. Preparing the perfect caipirinha is an…

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Banana & Cinnamon Caipirinha Ingredients 70 ml of cachaça1 ½ tablespoon of sugar ½ Banana Method: Put the banana and the sugar in the shaker, muddle then add the ice and the cachaça Spicy Mango Caipirinha Ingredients 1/2 a chopped mango 2 shots of cachaça 1 tablespoon of sugar 1 finger pepper in strips (deseeded) Method: Place the mango in the bottom of the glass, along with the pepper and the sugar. Muddle lightly. Add the cachaça and stir until the sugar dissolves. Fill the glass with the crushed ice. For more recipes and ideas for caipirinhas and…

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London’s biggest caipirinha, Brazilian cocktails, food and drinks festival dishes out the accolades across a range of categories The third edition of The London Caipirinha Festival, a mouth-watering event created to promote the famous Brazilian cocktail, has officially announced its list of winners in 2019 across all categories. The event, which was created and organised by VBRATA (Visit Brazil Travel, Cultural & Business Association), was staged with the support of some prominent partners, including the Embassy of Brazil in London. The London Caipirinha Festival is the largest annual Brazilian cocktails, food and drinks competition in London, created to stimulate general…

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Many believe that Caipirinha was invented because the interior of São Paulo had many lemons, so it was necessary to find a way to use them. Caipirinha was registered as an officially Brazilian recipe in 2003 and its registration presents the correct way to prepare the drink: alcoholic graduation of 15% to 36% in volume, at 20º Celsius, mixed exclusively with cachaça, plus lemon and sugar.

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The Caipirinha has several versions, changing the lemon by strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, lychee, cashew or mixing all the fruits. You can also change the distillate, but in this case, it will no longer be a Caipirinha. When the distillate is changed it gets other names: if Vodka is used, it is Caipiroska and if it is Rum, it is called Caipiríssima, and prepared with Sake it is called Saquêrinha.

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An important fact for Caipirinha’s worldwide fame happend in 1993, when the president of the Brazilian Association of Bartenders (ABB) and Vice-President of the International Bartenders Association (IBA) at that time, Derivan de Souza, argued that the legitimately Brazilian cocktail should be part of the IBA Popular Cocktails list. Apparently, the word Caipirinha was originated from the Tupi of “caipora” or “curupira”. Caipora means “inhabitant of the bush”. Curupira is a fantastic being, a devil who wanders in the forests.

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