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Typical drinks of Brazil

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The Olympic Games in Brazil are past and gone, but we can still enjoy the marvelous food and drink from this beautiful country. That’s why we would like to share with you some of its most famous drinks. Have you already tasted them? 

Among their drinks, one of the most known and common is the Caipirinha, a drink that we are sure everybody drinks in the hot summer. This cocktail is quite easy to prepare: it only takes lemon juice, sugar, and cachaça, with pieces of fruit added by some Brazilian to give it more flavor. It’s really a refreshing cocktail in Spain and usually reserved for summer.

Coconut is one of the foods that are used in the cuisine of many countries in Latin America. It is used in dishes and also to make cocktails and other beverages. In Brazil, coconut milkshake is one of the typical drinks, which often contain rum, sugar and coconut milk. It is refreshing and sweet, also ideal for when the sun heats.

Much like the Caipirinha, a variety of the country is the Caipiroska, another refreshing cocktail that offers a variation of the previous: lemon juice, sugar and vodka, and that’s it, the latter ingredient is replaced instead of the cachaça.

And speaking of this, note that cachaça is a distilled alcoholic beverage in the country, which is usually obtained as a product of the distillation of juice fermented from sugar cane. The leavening agent is a corn flour, known as fubá, while distillation is done in a copper container. Artisanal cachaça is made by many small producers in the country.

In addition, Brazil also surprises by the amount of juices and natural and non-alcoholic drinks that it offers. We can get some juices mixed from orange and pineapple and other more famous fruits such as Surinam, red and delicious. While the passion fruit, already known throughout Europe, is yellow and can be taken in juices, ice cream and others. The cupuaçu fruit is green-brown with a really tasty flesh. It is usually used to make fresh juices and ice cream as well.

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Cachaça Ypióca 1L: a cachaça from Brazil with an alcoholic level of 40%.

 

 

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Cachaca Salinas: a premium cachaça from Brazil.

8 cocktails for pregnant women

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Being pregnant does not have to (and should not) be synonymous with constant deprivation. On the contrary, with a little imagination and the right ingredients one can create cocktails with no alcohol for women who are pregnant (and also for people who prefer not to drink alcohol). Do you want to give it a try?

1. Alcohol-free Sangria

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups white grape juice
  • 1 cup pink grapefruit juice
  • Lemon juice
  • 750 milliliters of mineral water
  • Slices of pink grapefruit

Preparation:

  1. Mix the three juices,In a large pitcher. Refrigerate.
  2. Before serving, add the slices and sparkling mineral water.

2. Shirley Temple

Ingredients:

  • 148 milliliters of ginger beer
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • Lemon peel
  • 1 slice of orange
     

Preparation:

  1. Pour the ingredients, in a shaker with crushed ice, and mix.
  2. Decorate the drink with a lemon peel and orange slice.

 

3. Coconut Dream

Ingredients:

  • 200 milliliters of coconut cream
  • 266 milliliters of water
  • Lemonade to taste
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • Lemon juice to taste

Preparation:

  1. Dissolve the coconut cream in the water.
  2. Puree the bananas and lemon juice.
  3. Mix both preparations, serve in glasses and top up with lemonade.

 

4. Bloody Driver

Ingredients:

  • 147 milliliters of tomato juice
  • 147 ml of orange juice
  • 400 milliliters of water with gas
  • 4 lemons

Preparation:

  1. Put some ice in a pitcher and add the ingredients.
  2. Mix the content and serve in glasses decorated with slices of lemon.

 

5. Ray of Sunshine

Ingredients:

  • 59 ml of apple juice
  • 59 milliliters of pineapple juice
  • Lemonade or sparkling water

Preparation:

  1. Pour apple juice and pineapple juice in a 2 litre jar, add ice
  2. Add sparkling water or lemonade and serve 

6. Fruit Punch

Ingredients:

  • 600 ml of orange juice
  • 600 milliliters of apple juice
  • 150 milliliters of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Preparation:

  1. Place first 4 ingredients in a saucepan and leave for 5 minutes over low heat.
  2. Serve in glasses and garnish with orange slices or lemon. 

7. Bloody Mary Virgin

Ingredients:

  • 118 milliliters of tomato juice
  • 14 ml lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • A touch of hot sauce
  • A dash of celery salt
  • A little bit of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • crushed ice
  • Ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Mix tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and seasoning in a mixing glass.
  2. Shake with crushed ice and strain into a glass filled with ice cubes.
  3. Garnish with a celery stalk and a slice of lime.

8. Pina Colada

Ingredients:

  • 59 milliliters of coconut milk
  • 90 milliliters of crushed pineapple
  • 30 milliliters of pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice
  • brown sugar to taste

Preparation:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend.
  2. Pour into pre-chilled glasses and garnish with an orange slice or a slice of pineapple.

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Monin Granadina

 

 

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Syrup of Spicy Mango