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Caipirinha: the 3 best cachaças

The caipirinha is one of the quintessential summer drinks: both lemon caipirinha and lime caipirinha or even the new sensation, strawberry caipirinha, transmit us the pleasure of the fruit, intensified by the sensual alcohol touch that only a good cachaça from Brazil can give us.

But what cachaça should we chose to make the best homemade caipirinha? At Uvinum we show you the 3 best-selling cachaças, in order to make a tremendous caipirinha:

3. Cachaça Ypióca 1L

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Cachaça Ypióca 1L, a classic that you should not miss

 

 

2. Cachaça Ypioca Crystal 1L

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Cachaça Ypioca Crystal 1L, a hight class cachaça

 

 

1. Cachaça 51 1L

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Cachaça 51 1L, don’t miss our best-selling cachaça!

Caipiroska, refreshing cocktail with vodka

 TAGS:In our series on cocktails, today we are going to discover the caipiroska, perhaps one of the least known, but just as tasty as the other ones, that is perfect for the hot summer we?re living.

In fact, it is less known because it is a variation of the better-known caipirinha. The only difference is that the main ingredient changes from cachaça to vodka. The caipiroska is made of lime juice, sugar and vodka. This last ingredient counters the acid and sweet taste of the lime.

It has been invented during the 80?s, when the caipirnha reached its maximum popularity in Brazil among the population, and the vodka maker, seeing that it was an interesting market, decided to change the basic ingredient of the famous caipirinha. This new drink also spread rapidly in the country but was consumed by a higher social class.

So the caipiroska is a glamorous cocktail, for those who like vodka but with a touch of acidity that gives this twist to the classic vodka combined with stronger and bitter taste.

Its elaboration is very simple, so that you can surprise your guests this summer and give them this vodka before or after dinner.

To make the cocktail, you have to first cut the lime or lemon to very small pieces, like when we have to make caipirinha. Throw it in a shaker and crush the lime in it to get the juice. Then add the sugar and ice (with small cubes). Then the vodka, and turn it on for a few seconds. Serve with a straw in a glass.

The caipiroska supports some variation, such as adding passion fruit or strawberry puree, adding a unique sweet flavor, and something exotic, which is going very well at any time of day, especially in hot weather.

Need a vodka for your caipiroska? Here are our favorites:

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Grey Goose Vodka 1L

 

 

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Smirnoff Red Label Screw Cap 1L

Carnival drinks from all over the world

 TAGS:Each year, by the beginning of February I start to get “Mariacaipirinha” and “Magalenha”, both of Carlinhos Brown, settled in my head. It is the spirit of carnival which is also the guilty of my fondness for the most exotic drinks like cachaça.

The samba, those streets flooded of colours, men with maracas in hand, women dressed in sequins bikinis with all kinds of accessories, such as Victoria’s Secret but in its most rampant version. They are for sure the best promotion of Brazil and the Cachaça.

Lime, sugar, lots of crushed ice and Leblon, Sambao, Ypioca, 51 or Pitu. All cachaças are good and it is worth to go tasting different ones until you find the one that more goes with you, that one which gives you the spark and also give it to your parties.

If we change the girls in bikinis and heels for the most varied groups of people dressed with extravagant costumes, we substitute samba and for jokes … that’s it: we are in Cadiz! Another kind of carnival that has nothing to envy the Brazilian.

Carnival in Cadiz is also run in the street although the cocktails are not that much exotic, but quite the opposite. We must also say that since you taste “rebujito” once there’s nothing that can stop you. Seven Up or Sprite and Manzanilla wine, what a combination!

Meanwhile purists drink Manzanilla solo. Solo but not alone, because the city of Cádiz during carnival season is overflowing with locals, visitors and all kinds of people wanting to party. And I can vouch for it: in Cadiz the party never ends.

Finally, we cannot end this selection of the best carnivals and the best drinks in the world without talking about the carnival of Tenerife. And what is the most typical drink during carnival in Tenerife? Well, it is Ron miel (honey rum, among other things).

Ron Miel is one of those drinks that should not be limited to one week per year, but would have to be exported to all seasons, months and weekends (well, not so much as there is also wine and beer). Arehucas and Dominican are two of my favorite brands to drink alone or as part of various long drinks.

So if you already have your costume or if you plan to travel to any of these destinations for Carnival, intone “Life is a Carnival” by Celia Cruz or “Carnival, carnival” by Georgie Dann and hold on to your favorite drink. Let’s have fun!

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Ron Miel Arehucas, the best-seller in Canary Islands

 

 

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Manzanilla la Gitana, carnival’s queen