Brazilian Independence Day is Sunday: Celebrate With Caipirinha Recipes

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.

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