How To Make (and Pronounce!) Great Caipirinhas

Categories: Last Call

JK Grence
Instant party, just add cachaça and ice!
Ring the bell, it's time for Last Call, where JK Grence, bartender at Shady's, serves up booze advice and recipes. Got a burning question for your bartender? Leave it in the comments and it might be answered in a future column.

The folks who come in to the bar lately have been all abuzz over the warm weather. Everyone is clamoring for lighter, brighter cocktails. I know I have been in that mood, too. This week, the cocktail trail takes us to tropical Brazil.

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The caipirinha is a bit like another popular Brazilian tradition, soccer: It's wildly popular around the world, but only barely gaining traction in the United States. I'm glad to see it getting more popular here, because it's a really swell drink. Even better, it's easy to make, with just three ingredients.

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Rod Williams
Rod Williams

The amount of misery and death that alcohol has caused the human mammal is vast, so vast that it's hard to grasp. A people that were intelligent would not push harmful, addictive substances on the population, spending billions making these dangerous substances look fun and the way to go.


I'll take a pitcher out on the patio!


@Rod Williams I'm surprised I've been writing this column for over a year now and this is the first teetotaling troll post I've had.

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