It’s Brazil’s national cocktail: a wicked mix of lime, sugar, cachaça (sugar cane liquor) and lots of ice. I remember my first trip to Brazil in 1998 when I went on a sailing trip near Rio de Janeiro. I was one of three foreigners on the boat and we had a blast, all thanks to two quintessential Brazilian products: caipirinha and the samba! We drank, sang and danced till sunset. I couldn’t stop dancing, even after the samba band stopped playing – the caipirinha had me firmly in its grip. Haha! It’s one experience I won’t easily forget.
On my last trip to Foz de Iguaçu in Brazil, I was shown how this famous cocktail is made. And really, it’s dead easy. Watch and learn:
There’s something about cocktails that taste like lemonade – you can never tell how many you’ve had. I must’ve had quite a few because at the end of the day, I was convinced I knew the words to Brazil’s national anthem! Good thing there wasn’t a samba band anywhere around. Haha! 😉
It was an unforgettable trip! I discovered many things to do at the Iguassu Falls and had lots of fun drinking caipirinhas with my friends. If you’re visiting Brazil, don’t pass up on the chance to taste a caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail!