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Posted on July 16 2021,
The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink, and for good reason. I first discovered this drink on a college break holiday.
This cocktail uses cachaça rum which is rum that has been made from sugar cane. What makes it different from other rums is that it has a grassy taste.
I’ve tried a few variations of this coffee cocktail, but they all have the same basic ingredients.
- 6 oz of espresso
- 1-2 tsp turbinado sugar
- 5 oz cachaça
- 1-2 oz milk
- cinnamon stick
I discovered that you have to truly use turbinado sugar. I tried using fine sugar, but it does not give the same caramel taste.
- You start by making the expresso and sweetening the shot with the turbinado sugar. You let the coffee chill completely so that it will not melt the ice.
- Next you put the sweetened sugar into a cocktail shaker and add the cachaça.
- Add as much milk as you want and then shake the cocktail and pour it over ice.
- I like to finish off the whole thing with a cinnamon stick just to add that special something.