Since I'm on a roll blogging about the various beverages I had in Brazil (& I had a request) I'm going to dedicate this blog to Cachaça. Cachaça is hard alcohol, a distilled fermented cane juice to be exact. The alcohol strength can be anywhere from 38% to 80% by volume. This stuff will get you wasted! And it's the most popular alcohol in Brazil.Hubby and I visited a small mill that produces artesanal cachaças during our stay in Paraty. Traditionally, the fermentation agent is a maize flour and the distillation unit is a copper pot still, like this one we saw at the mill. There were so many different flavors to choose from but we picked a bottle of passion fruit flavored cachaça to bring home with us.Cachaça is used to make the most famous Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha! And boy, did we have plenty during the Carnival in February.
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup Cachaça
1. Cut the lime into wedges.
2. Put lime and sugar in a tall glass and smash with a pestle.
3. Add the same amount of liquor & lime juice and stir.
4. Add ice and stir again.
5. Get Drunk.