A Taste of Brazil

May 2, 2016/ by Olivia Ramirez

The Yard Knows How to Mix

Our friends at Leblon are hosting a series of caipirinha making classes to give The Yard a taste of Brazil! Members are walking away with a newfound knowledge of Brazil’s national cocktail and its rich history as well as a mixed bag of delicious goodies.

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Learning how to make caipirinhas at The Yard: Herald Square

Caipirinhas are sweet, refreshing drinks that leave everyone infatuated at first sip. The star ingredient? Cachaça (pronounced “ka-SHA-sa”) a.k.a. Brazilian rum, a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice.

Now you can indulge in this summertime drink in the comforts of your own home! Check out the recipe below.

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Caipirinha Recipe

Ingredients: 2 ounces of Leblon Cachaça, 1 lime, 2 tablespoons superfine sugar, 1 cup of ice

  1. Take a good n’ juicy lime and cut off the ends. Cut the lime in half length-wise. Then cut each half into four wedges. Using your knife, carefully remove the white pith from the inside edges.
  2. Drop the wedges into a rocks glass. Add 1 ounce of simple syrup or 2 teaspoons of sugar, preferably superfine sugar.
  3. Crush the limes and sugar for 5-10 seconds with your muddler, being sure to extract most of the lime juice from the limes (don’t overdo it, or you’ll extract some bitter elements from the peel).
  4. Fill the glass with crushed or cracked ice to the top. Add 2 ounces of Leblon Cachaça.
  5. To finish, shake in a shaker for 10-20 seconds until the sugar is dissolved, or give the drink a thorough stir with a teaspoon or stirrer for about 10 seconds.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge or wheel, and serve.

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We’re so excited to keep the good times rolling this summer with this crowd-pleasing recipe infused with instant beach vibes. This summer’s going to be a good one thanks to Leblon!