One of our favorite restaurants, Texas de Brazil, has a signature drink that hubby and I love to order everytime we go – its called a Caipirinha. Or as my mom likes to call it- a “grown up limemade” – made from fresh limes, sugar and sugar cane rum – this has got to be one of the most refreshing cocktails I’ve ever tasted.

Well, hubby had had a pretty rough day at work, and I thought it might be a nice treat to come home to a nice cold “grown up limemade” (that’s what I’ll just refer to them as from now on, mmkay?) It was a little tricky to find Sugar Cane Rum, but I must say, well worth it! The recipe is so incredibly easy, and the result – so incredibly relaxing! Hubby enjoyed two of them (like I said, it was a hard day!)! I think now we’ve found our new “go-to” cocktail!

The Caipirinha (fondly referred to as “Grown Up Limemade”)

Sugar Cane Rum (such as Cachaca, or whatever kind you can find!)
1 lime, cut into 8 small pieces
Simple Syrup (I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water and ended up with plenty)
Crushed ice

Put the lime pieces in a glass and crush with a pestil until all the juice is worked out; pour desired amount of simple syrup over the limes (I used probably around a tablespoon, but you can use more depending on how sweet or sour you like it). Add the ice, then pour a shot or two of the rum into the glass (also depending on how strong you like it – I didn’t add a whole heck of a lot, but you certainly can!) Give the glass one last stir and serve! Mmmmm!!

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  1. So… these are what we’re drinking when we have our Fall weekend, right?? :)

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    Comment by hornedfroggy — August 14, 2008 @ 1:58 PM

  2. Hornedfroggy – you got it!! :-)

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    Comment by Amy — August 14, 2008 @ 1:59 PM

  3. Does it help all the meat go down?

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    Comment by Julie Schaeffer — August 14, 2008 @ 4:09 PM

  4. I love this drink! This is all I drank when I went to Jamaica.

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    Comment by Stephanie — August 14, 2008 @ 7:17 PM

  5. We honeymooned in Brazil and these were all we drank! I did one of my first blog entries on how to make a caipirinha. We love to make them at home with our wooden muddler we bought in Brazil. I’m so glad these refreshing drinks are getting easier to find in the states!

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    Comment by Lisa — August 19, 2008 @ 10:03 AM

  6. oooh! ooh! One of my all time favorite drinks!!

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    Comment by Katie — August 21, 2008 @ 9:59 AM

  7. i just had this at texas de brazil too! i was so yummy but also very strong! i still love mojitos though!

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    Comment by Jaime — September 2, 2008 @ 9:09 PM

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