If you Google, National Drink of.. you will find several articles detailing how many nations have national spirits or even a national cocktail. Sadly, when it comes to the United States, our national drink is listed as Coca-Cola. I reject that on principal. That said, I’ve made it a quest to try as many legitimate National Cocktails as possible, and I’m about to check another off my list.
The good news is you can join me and spend just $5.00 a drink.
The cocktail I’m referring to is the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil. National Caipirinha Day is September 13, and our town’s newest Brazilian steakhouse is getting in the ‘spirit’ of the day, by offering us an opportunity to toast with a recipe that features cachaça, Brazil’s most popular spirit.
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria (1137 Saint Louis Galleria), is celebrating by offering $5 caipirinhas all night long. Just three simple ingredients –cachaça, lime, and sugar—create a tangy, refreshing drink that can be enjoyed in a variety of flavors either in the restaurant lounge or during dinner at the Brazilian steakhouse.
“We enjoy having the opportunity to toast Brazil’s national cocktail, a simple recipe that is quite refreshing and a wonderful complement to our grilled meats such as picanha and flank steak,” says Rodrigo Davila, director of wine and spirits.
Cachaça is made by distilling freshly pressed sugarcane juice and pre-dates rum by hundreds of years. A classic Brazilian caipirinha is a refreshing blend of lime, simple syrup, and cachaça, and guests can also choose additional flavors including Strawberry, Mango, Coconut and Passion Fruit.