Carnaval is upon us! Carnaval is the festival headed before Lent every year, a time of parties, drinks, food, and all out indulgence (think: Mardi Gras). To celebrate, we're whipping up Brazilian bites and drinks, especially the national cocktail, the caipirnha. It's a light and refreshing mix of cachaca, lime juice, and sugar. Click on for some of our favorite versions and make them all. It's time to party.
This caipirinha has a sweet and sour kick that will make your lips pucker. When made well, it’s an incredibly refreshing and easy to consume cocktail - that is also very strong. Mixologist Rodman Paixao whipped up this traditional caipirinha at Canvas Bar & Restaurante at the Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi.