It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

Usually when I post a recipe I have eaten it maybe mere minutes before, but the timing is a little different when making a drink recipe.  So although I am posting this at 11 am, it was consumed at a reasonable hour.

This is my take on Brazils national drink, the caipirinha.  This drink is very simple: fruit, sugar, alcohol, and ice.  The typical caipirinha is made with the national liquor, cachaca and lime.  But I quickly found that I did not like cachaca (tastes like a tequila) and I didn’t really like the lime, so I am taking my own spin on it.  But you can make it however you want!  Thats the beauty of the cocktail!

Ingredients:

  • Fruit: I used blueberries and oranges
  • Sugar 1-2 teaspoons
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1-2 shots (depending on your preference)
  • Things that could also be helpful: something like a mallet to smash down the fruit and a shaker

How to:

  1. Begin by adding your fruit into the bottom of your shaker.  I use 1/2 an orange cut into wedges and 1 handful blueberries.
  2. Add in your sugar, you can vary the amount depending on the sweetness of the fruit.
  3. Start smashing up the fruit, really pulverize it, because the juice you make from the fruit is going to be the only liquid other than the liquor in your drink. If you want a bit more mixed in add a little water to the mix.
  4. Then add your alcohol and ice. And shake. Shake it real good.
  5. Pour into a glass and enjoy!  (Pour in the fruit and eat when you finish the drink, thats the best part!)

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