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Ingredients 60 ml of cachaça ½ tablespoon of sugar 2 slices of starfruit Passion fruit 2 pineapple wedges 1 pineapple ice lolly Method: Put the ice cream in the glass. In the cocktail shaker place the fruits and sugar, muddle well. Add a little ice, then the cachaça and shake. Pour into the glass with ice cream inside.

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Check here the list of bars and restaurants participating in LONDON CAIPIRINHA FESTIVAL 2017! You can already call friends and organise a tasting of caipirinhas that compete for the title of “Best caipirinha of London 2017”! Do not forget to visit www.londoncaipfest.co.uk to vote for your favourite caipirinha as well as in the various categories that participate in the competition. BARS AND RESTAURANTS PARTICIPANTS OF THE LONDON CAIPIRINHA FESTIVAL 2017: Salsa Bar! Charing Cross Salsa Bar! Temple Bistro Requinte Café Pacífico Café Rio Floripa Freud Café Juju’s Bar and Stage Las Iguanas Spitalfields Market Las Iguanas Stratford Westfield Made in…

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London set to stage the flavoursome festival designed to promote Brazilian cocktails, gastronomy and culture in the UK VBRATA UK (Visit Brazil Travel & Cultural Association) has announced the first edition of the London Caipirinha Festival in partnership with the Embassy of Brazil in London. The festival will run from 5 – 17 September 2017 in participating London-based bars and restaurants. The festival seeks to celebrate Brazil’s vivacious spirit, and in particular put one item from the country’s rich gastronomic heritage centre stage: the caipirinha. The London Caipirinha Festival – the largest Brazilian cocktail and gastronomy competition of its…

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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: 50ml of cachaça, 2 table spoons of sugar, 1 lime and some ice.  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 art, and today we will show you how to be the artist. Let’s get started. Glass – use a classic tumbler,…

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VBRATA – Visit Brazil Travel & Cultural Association in partnership with the Embassy of Brazil in London and partners are pleased to announce the London Caipirinha Festival 2017. The official dates are from 5 to 17 September, when London-based bars and restaurants will compete to be crowned as “London’s Best Caipirinha”, amongst other categories. The London Caipirinha Festival 2017, organised by VBRATA, will start on Tuesday, 5 September, with a twelve-day Caipirinha Competition (5 to 17 September 2017) with bars and restaurants being voted by consumers in various categories. The competition is easy and interactive; London-based consumers, who having sampled…

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The Caipirinha, the quintessential Brazilian cocktail, continues to reinvent itself and attract evermore people to its legion of fans Legend has it that in 1918, in the interior of São Paulo, cachaça used to be mixed with lemon, garlic and honey as a remedy for the Spanish flu. But then, one day, someone decided to remove the garlic and honey and replace it with sugar and ice. And right there, a drink was created that has since become a national treasure, as well as a huge international success. The fact is that people are always inventing new recipes given the…

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Whilst the caipirinha has achieved a certain degree of international acclaim, the UK still remains relatively impartial. In these times of rum renaissance and gin revival, the cocktail somewhat languishes on the tumbler-to-do list When Jimmy Buffet declared “if life gives you limes then make margaritas”, chances are he was yet to discover the caipirinha. The singer’s endorsement may have done wonders for the tequila-based appetizer, but for my money there are better uses for such citrus fruit. It’s common to see the caipirinha pigeonholed with its other LATAM muckers, the margarita and the daiquiri, but the caipirinha is more…

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Join London’s most unique fiesta on 12th & 13th August Potter Fields Park – Tower Bridge After a smashing debut in Cutty Sark Gardens, with nearly 20.000 people joining London’s most unique Latin American Fiesta, Comida Fest proudly announces its second event of the summer season. On 12th and 13th August, Tower Bridge’s Potter Fields Park will host its biggest festival this season, showcasing over 30 food and drink traders plus a vibrant and full cultural programme with music and fun activities for adults and children. Foodies should be prepared to try an array of innovative street food inspired by…

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Cachaça is an alcoholic Brazilian spirit distilled from fermented sugarcane juice. It is perhaps best known as the principal ingredient used in a caipirinha, the much-celebrated Brazilian cocktail Cachaça is often mistaken for rum as both are derived from sugarcane processing. Cachaça, however, is subject to a more genuine refining process and is distilled from the actual sugarcane juice (rum is made from molasses, a by-product). This distinction gives cachaça its unique grassy flavour and robust aroma. Like rum, there are two varieties of cachaça: unaged – branca (white) or prata (silver) – and aged – amarela (yellow) or ouro…

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