Welcome back to Thirsty Thursday, aka my favorite day of the week! :-) As I've mentioned a million times over the last few years, I'm definitely not the biggest fan of summer (mostly because I'm a humidity wimp), but even I have to admit that this summer has been fairly fantastic so far. I'm on break from school (yes, I still have work to do, but it's from the comfort of my own home/on my own schedule) and the weather has been fairly mild thus far. I've spent much of my free time catching up with friends, exploring new restaurants and foodie festivals, binge-watching Orange is the New Black (the last episode of season 2: OMG!), and indulging in my favorite summertime fruity cocktails.
In celebration of Fogo de Chão's newly lauched Fogo Guide to Brazil, they shared with me some of their most popular classic cocktail recipes, including one of my all-time favorites: the Caipirinha. While there’s no definitive version of how the recipe was invented (legend has it that it was once used to treat patients with the Spanish flu), it is now Brazil's most popular cocktail... and it is the perfect summertime Thirsty Thursday pick (especially for all of you World Cup fans out there!). Cheers! :-)
Fogo de Chão Caipirinha
1 medium to large lime
2 Tbsp sugar (to taste)
2 oz cachaca
1. Cut off lime end caps then cut in half. Remove core. Slice each half in half again and slice into 5-8 pieces.
2. Place lime in a rocks glass, add 2 Tbsp of sugar and muddle.
3. Top with ice and add 2 oz of cachaca. Shake in a shaker and serve.
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