Ready for another Thirsty Thursday *outside* the world of wine?
Okay. Then repeat after me: “Dois Caipirinhas, por favor.” (Since it’s Portuguese, Brazilian-style, pronounce it something like “doysh” and “poor favoor.”)
That’s the first phrase I learned, back in the ‘90s, when I found out I’d be spending a couple of weeks in Brazil.
You see, they make this pretty terrific cocktail – the Caipirinha – there in the land of Carnaval, samba, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. And with those four words, I could order up not just one (they go down fast!), but two of them.
So why am I bringing this up today, you ask?
Well, luckily for us, this Sunday, June 12th, is International Cachaça Day.
Like rum, cachaça is made from sugarcane.
But unlike rum, it’s distilled directly from the fermented cane juice instead of from byproducts like molasses.
Hope this peek at Brazil’s national spirit has piqued your curiosity – and whetted your taste buds – to try it on your own. You still have a few days until Sunday to get yourself a bottle.
Or why not pick up two or three different brands, and compare.
Saúde, meu amigo!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Until next time, my friends –
Cheers and happy tastings,
It’s the best way I know to help you make the foods *you* love taste even better!
Email me anytime at Rosina@DrinkWineWithDinner.com with comments or questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
Cheers once again,