It’s that time again! 4 years has passed since London and on the 5th of August the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro kicked off. In true Brazilian style the opening ceremony went off with a bang. The streets were packed with people from all four corners of the world; celebrating, partying and sharing in the excitement. Rio is the most popular tourist destination in South America. Known for its carnival, samba and of course caipirinhas this is most definitely going to be one of the most festive Olympics yet.
Unfortunately although we may have hoped to get there, there are many of us who haven’t been able to make it to Brazil to join in the festivities. Never fear though, Beaumont is bringing Brazil to you! Here are 3 of Brazil’s most famous cocktails and the recipe for the most famous one of all which we hope you will make at least once before the games are done.
This mix of cachaça, fruit, ice and lots of sugar is a favourite in the kiosks that line the Brazilian coast. The batida, loosely translated as “beaten” is a cocktail that is either shaken hard or served as a frozen blended drink. Mostly served on the beach the batida is made from scratch in seconds. You name the fruit… passion fruit, coconut, strawberry or anything else your heart desires. They are sweet, juicy and give you the perfect kickstart for your party!
The key bar accessory needed for the Batida is a is a cocktail shaker.
A famous cocktail of northeast Brazil is the Capeta, which translates as “little devil.” A mixture of cachaça, sweetened condensed milk, guaraná, cinnamon, honey, and Nesquik. The guarana (berry from the amazon) is a stimulant containing caffeine so is bound to keep your spirits up long into the night!
The key bar accessory needed for the Capeta is the Beaumont cocktail spoon.
This is the quintessential Brazilian cocktail and in fact has been named the official national cocktail. Made with cachaça, sugar and lime juice, it is a deliciously refreshing cocktail. From a range of fruit, one can choose the traditional lemon, but also equally refreshing strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, passion fruit, orange and many more. After choosing the fruit, you then need to choose which alcohol you want in your caipirinha. Besides the cachaça and aguardente, vodka is also used regularly as well as sake or rum.
A Quick and Easy Caipirinha Recipe:
- Add 2 to 3 key limes cut into thin slices.
- Add 2 to 3 heaped tablespoons of sugar to the top of the lime slices Muddle sugar and limes together well. Note: Brazilians like it very sweet!
- Add 2 to 3 shots cachaça or the alcohol of your choice. Stir well until the sugar is properly dissolved. Add cracked ice and stir.
- Enjoy while thinking tropical, olympic, sporting thoughts!
The key bar accessory needed is the stainless steel muddler.
So don’t waste any more time… let Beaumont bring Rio to you! Visit www.beaumontsa.co.za or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you your very own Beaumont bar accessories from Cape Town, South Africa.