Brazilian Independence Day is Sunday: Celebrate With Caipirinha Recipes

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

The eyes of the world were on Brazil this summer for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

While it's been wrapped up for quite some time now, we're still slightly obsessed with all thing Brazilian -- beaches, bikinis, beautiful people, brigadeiro (those little chocolate bonbons that are utterly addictive), the list goes on and on.

Sunday is Brazilian Independence Day; to honor the country that's all about having fun -- hello, carnival -- we thought it would be appropriate to enjoy a cocktail, or two.

Chima Steakhouse gave us recipes for traditional and acai caipirinha.


See Also: Chima Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale Now Offering Lighter Options

Traditional Caipirinha

Two ounces Leblon Cachaça

Two teaspoons sugar

Half a lime, cut into wedges

Step one: Muddle the lime and sugar in a shaker.

Step Two: Fill the shaker with ice and add Cachaça.

Step Three: Shake vigorously and pour into a rocks glass.

Step Four: Garnish with a lime wheel.

Acai Caipirinha

Two ounces Leblon Cachaça

One ounce Cedilla

Half ounce simple syrup

Six lime wedges

Step One: In mixing glass, muddle the limes and simple syrup.

Step Two: Add the Cedilla and Leblon Cachaça.

Step Three: Fill with ice, shake well, and pour all into a rocks glass over.

Step Four: Garnish with a lime wedge.

Follow Sara Ventiera on Twitter, @saraventiera.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.