Easy Entertaining: Exciting Summer Cocktail Recipe from Espirito XVI seen at WSWA
Mojitos are old news. Here comes The Caipirinha. Brazil’s quintessential cocktail is perfect for Summer. Cachaça, a Brazilian distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice, is mixed with muddled fresh limes and sugar for a refreshing drink, similar in style to a mojito but without mint.
The key to a good caipirinha is the Cachaça. At the 72nd Annual Wine Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention this year, I sampled the Espirito XVI Ultra Premium Cachaça imported from Brazil by Ambrabev, winner of Double Gold Medals for Best in Show in the Tasting Competition at WSWA, and I was smitten.
It is made in small batches using only the nectar of 100% fresh pressed Brazilian sugarcane and pure spring water from the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, resulting in a smooth, clean, and elegant spirit. Whereas most rums, also made from sugarcane, have a syrupy consistency, this Cachaça is lighter and crisper, perfect for those hot days ahead.
- 2 oz Espirito XVI Cachaça
- 1/2 Fresh Lime Cut and Quartered
- 2 tbsp Refined Sugar
- Place lime and sugar in cocktail mixer and muddle.
- Add Espirito XVI Cachaça, ice and shake.
- Pour into rocks glass without straining
- Garnish with lime slice
Recipe courtesy of Espirito XVI. For more recipes visit their website.
Cocktails, like food, have the ability to inspire travel. I guarantee, this Summer cocktail will have you dreaming of a trip to Brazil. Check out Visit Brasil for all the information you need to plan your Summer vacation to this vibrant destination.
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What’s your favorite Summer Cocktail?
Please share in the comments below and let’s have a party. Invite your friends, make a batch of this fun cocktail and celebrate. Summer is here!