Caipirinhas and Co

Barzinho, boteco, botequim: beloved institutions that Brazilians couldn’t live without There’s something magical about Brazilian cuisine, and that’s why food and drink have been one of the headline themes of BBMag, when we reported on a range of national staples from the simplicity of afternoon coffee to the sweet smell of fresh bread and hearty feijoada. This time around, however, we’ve selected a wider range of popular foods to tempt our readers. Whether in a bar with friends, at home with family, at a corporate event or even a children’s party, there are multiple snacks to choose from. Coxinhas (shredded…

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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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A quick and refreshing cocktail for any occasion! The choices of cocktail are many, but a caipirinha is always a good option in the heat. The classic – made with cachaça, lime, sugar and ice – has successfully conquered fans the world over, but how might we give our beloved cocktail a special summer twist I wonder? One version that we’re keen on, which can take some by surprise, is the sparkling variety. When prepared correctly it makes for an excellent tipple—fast, refreshing and for any occasion. There’s no general consensus about the right recipe for a bubbly caipirinha, but…

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Welcome to another edition of BBMag, the only London-based bilingual Anglo-Brazilian publication! This time around we seek to temper some of our more traditional themes, such as tourism and culture, with the rather peculiar context in which we find ourselves. For this reason, we have several articles that explore the health crisis currently gripping our world.  Unable to visit museums and galleries in London during the Covid-19 pandemic? No problem—check out My London for a selection of virtual tours available during these restricted times! You won’t regret it. And speaking of health, we can’t fail to mention the true heroes of the hour:…

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How about giving this Caribbean favourite a Brazilian twist?     Of Cuban origin, and made with ingredients reminiscent of a caipirinha, this cocktail gained popularity at the turn of the 20th century in the bars of New York. But it was during World War II, when whisky and vodka were in scarce supply, that rum conquered the US. The “good neighbourhood policy” with Latin America encouraged trade and enhanced the perception of Latin imports, and ultimately helped elevate rum to a new footing.  It’s a drink that evokes the sensory experience of an ocean breeze and waves lapping the shore. The…

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