Going to Brazil! Lucky You! It is the land of carnivals, music and of course cocktails. Various Brazilian cocktails are worth trying. From nutty concoctions to fermented pineapple wines, there are a lot of options to try. This vast country has many drinks in its region. It has more to offer than Caipirinha! Take a good bottle of Cachaca and try some cocktails on your own.
You need not dig deeply into drinking habits before bumping into Brazilian Cocktails. Caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink and comes with different variations. As Brazil has hot summers that last almost the whole year, various refreshing cocktails give relief in the hot weather. Let’s have a look at some Brazilian cocktails. Try them and enjoy summers with no worries.
This is a national drink and classic beverage of Brazil. It can be found on cocktail menus across the globe. This cocktail comprises of cachaca, sugar, ice, and limes. Instead of cachaca, Brazilian firewater can also be used which a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made of sugarcane juice. It is aged in wooden barrels made from pay Handroanthus Amburana and Cariniana woods. Varieties of classic caipirinha are available such as:
These are tasty and refreshing. Use of cachaca gives woodier and sweeter flavor to the drink. Although it had originated in Portugal during the early 20th century, still Brazilizn use it to ward off common colds.
This is wonderfully warm, spicy and sweet. It is a fabulous vacation alternative to spiked cider or mulled wine. Not every Brazilian drink contains ice. This hot drink is popular in Brazilian winter. It is one of the cocktails that are popular in the Feast of St. John.
This is a variation of caipirinha that is a popular Brazilian cocktail. Instead of lime, this cocktail uses fruits such as kiwi, passion fruit, strawberries or carambola. A traditional variation uses only one fruit and vodka. For extra flavor, condensed milk (50ml) or cream (50ml) can be added. However, then fruit drinks are called batidas (a cocktail made from fruit, alcohol and creamy element).
This yummy recipe is Brazil’s pride and it takes on the pina colada. Ingredients include a mix of white rum, cachaca, pineapple juice milk, and coconut cream. It may not sound different from pina colada, but cachaca makes a big difference to the flavor.
This cocktail is similar to orange Caipirinha as it consists of similar ingredients. Use Cachaca, Cointreau (1 ½ shot), Fresh lime juice (1/2 shot), Fresh orange juice (1/2 shot), and sugar syrup (1/2 shot) in the preparation of this cocktail.
The cocktail has many variations. This one comes from Brazil that combines cachaca (1 1/3 oz), blueberries (12), blueberry liqueur (1/2 oz), lime juice (3/z oz), lavender syrup (1/2 oz), and ice. This combination creates a modern gem with hints of blueberries and lavender.
Serve this exotic drink to your guests and become their beloved. The combination of Van Gogh acai-blueberry vodka and lemonade gives a wonderful hopping drink.
This is a unique combination of flavors. Add some extra dose of excitement and freshness to a refreshing cocktail. Add muddled cucumber and lemongrass to make it hop. This is an irresistible drink.
The drink got its name after Brazil’s jazz-like smooth music. Enjoy the refreshing cocktail while listening to some Bossa nova music for a real Brazilian experience.
Caju Amigo translates to “friendly cashew,” this may sound bizarre, but it is a delicious drink.
Espanhola means Spanish. This drink is the Brazilian Version of sangria that comprises of pineapples, oranges, red wine, ice, and sugar. The version of this drink combines condensed milk and coconut milk and replacing the sugar with honey. Traditionally this is served inside a pineapple fruit. Spanish is always tasty no matter the time, no matter the place, it is always good. The version of this drink with red wine will make you crazy, and it is the most popular variation.