Friday, January 22, 2010

Have a Brazilian cocktail to celebrate the weekend!

Today is Friday, my favorite day of the week! The weekend is just starting and to celebrate I gave a simple cocktail recipe for you to unwind. It is fun version of the traditional “caipirinha” (the most famous Brazilian cocktail drink).  This drink is traditionally made with “cachaça” – Brazil’s national spirit made from sugar cane juice – but if can use a good quality vodka if you prefer.

Kiwi & Strawberry "Caipirinha":

3 oz of “cachaça” or vodka
1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced
¼ cup of fresh lime juice
½ kiwi, sliced
1 ¼ tablespoons of sugar or sweetener
½ cup of crushed ice, plus ice cubes for serving

Blend on high speed half of the strawberries, lime juice, ice, sugar and liquor until smooth. Strain it if desired.  Place remaining strawberry slices and kiwi on 4 glasses half filled with ice cubes. Distribute blended mixture evenly and serve.

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