Carnival Caipirinha

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Carnival is the party that runs up to lent. One of the biggest celebrations takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. to celebrate the season the makers of Leblon Cachaca sent us some Caipirinha cocktails. The traditional Caipirinha is Brazil national drink and for Carnival they add blackberries for color. For some added color checkout this years body painted Carnival Queen (NSFW). Courtesy of Leblon Cachaca.

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The Traditional Caipirinha

Ingredients:
2 oz Leblon Cachaca
½ lime
2 tsp superfine sugar or 1 oz. simple syrup

Instructions:
Cut the lime into four wedges. Muddle the lime and sugar (or simple syrup) in a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaca. Shake vigorously. Serve in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of lime.

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Berry Caipirinha

Ingredients:
2 oz Leblon Cachaca
6 blackberries (or any berry will do!)
1 tbsp sugar
½ lime sliced

Instructions:
Place blackberries with sliced lime in a shaker and muddle well. Fill with ice and add Leblon Cachaca and sugar. Shake vigorously and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a blackberry.

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