I’m not much of a drinker, so this is my first time participating in the Mixology Monday event. This edition, Mixology Monday #8: Exotic Drinks is being hosted by Meeta over at What’s For Lunch Honey? , so stop by early next week for the roundup.
The theme this month is exotic cocktails. Heck, to me pretty much anything is exotic. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not adventurous in my drinking. So I’ve decided to highlight one of my husband’s favorites.
The caipirinha is probably the only good thing that came out of our awful trip to the churrascaria at the now-defunct Spain Restaurant. It’s a traditional Brazilian drink, made with a muddled mix of limes, Chacaca, and superfine sugar. My husband said it’s citrusy kick is an invigorating delivery system for the slow burn of the Chacaca. Chacaca (Brazilian rum) is fairly hard to find in Columbus, but we managed to find it at the state liquor store that’s in the same strip mall as Anna’s Restaurant on Sawmill Rd. up in Dublin.
It’s very simple to make, if you have the right equipment, especially a muddler (the green topped object in my picture). And lucky for us, someone’s already made a printable step-by-step PDF so you can make your own. Bottoms up!