Football Fever Recipe for the perfect Caipirinha
- Feeding the Family
- Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:20
- Last Updated on 12 June 2014
- Monica Costa
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Whether you like all this football fever or not, Brazil is all around us for the next month so let’s play a make believe game to help us enjoy the footy atmosphere. The Brazilian sunshine is out here too and so is the BBQ, judging from all the smells in the city. You just need to get your dancing shoes on and learn a few samba moves to make it more believable. And of course you need to have Brazil’s national and strongest cocktail Caipirinha in your hands. It is easy to make and guaranteed to get everyone in the party mood no matter what your team is doing at the World Cup.
2 tsp brown sugar
2oz of Cachaça (Brazil’s most common hard liquor made with sugar cane)
A handful of fresh mint leaves
Simply cut the lime into wedges and squeeze the juice into a mixing jug or cocktail shaker.
Add the wedges together with the sugar and mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Add the ice and pour the Cachaça over the ice.
Add pieces of mint leaves and add more sugar if needed.
Give it a good stir, pour into a chilled cocktail glass and enjoy! Caipirinha is a great drink to serve alongside barbecue food.
Here is the World Cup Song for Brazil 2014 official Music Video (not exactly a samba but get used to this tune as it will be played a lot)
I prefer the Fifa Brazil 2014 mascot learning how to play football video
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums