This weeks signature cocktail, The Morango Caipirinha is a fruity version of a Brazilian Classic.
A Caipirinha is made with the Brazilian liquor Cachaça, lime juice and sugar. A light refreshing drink that can be sipped on its own or in a jug to share among friends.
It has often been referred to as the Brazilian Mojito because of the ingredient similarities and people believing Cachaça falls into a rum category. Cachaça however is in a class of its own!
It is also stated that it was the first liquor to be distilled in Latin America, well before rum.
Although both spirits are made from sugar cane, Cachaça is made from fermented sugar cane juices, wheres as rum is made from sugar cane byproducts, like molasses, the most important distinction though is taste. Rum has warming sweet flavour’s and Cachaça has a more distinct grassy taste.
The caipirinha is Brazils national cocktail, drank in bars, restaurants and households across the country. The drink became popular across the rest of the world once countries were able to import first rate brands of Cachaça from Brazil. One of the many reasons we decided to add the cocktail to our menu.
Although you can never beat the classic recipe, at SAMA we decided to add strawberries, it gives the drink an added freshness and kick.
It's turned out to be a very popular accompanying drink with our Saturday Brunch, especially during the summer time which we do here along with our dinner bookings too.
Morango - Strawberry in Portuguese was also added to the title and another firm SAMA favourite was born.
How to make to make at home.
1/2 a lime
2 tsp. sugar
Slice the lime and strawberries into four.
Add the fruit and sugar to a rocks glass.
Crush the ingredients using a muddle or a wooden spoon.
Add a couple of ice cubes and the cachaça.
Using a spoon, stir for 1 minute.
Add more ice and stir for another minute.
Garnish with a lime wedge.
Cheers in portuguese
Written by Kate – General Manager