terça-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2009

Carnival Time !!! Samba & caipirinhas !!!

Its carnival season and time to go out and buy some fresh tropical fruits for the caipirinhas.
Caipirinha is the national drink of Brasil and Portugal too...
There are inumerous recipes for caipirinhas, with Vodka, Rum, even with White Port, dont believe me?
Here's a few recipes for unusual caipirinhas.


2 oz White Port Real Companhia Velha
2 Lime quarters
2 Strawberries
2 bsp white cane sugar

Mash the fruit with the sugar, add the white Port and crushed ice
Shake and serve

BrandyMel Smash

1 1/4 oz BrandyMel Portuguese Liqueur
2 Mandarine wedges
2 Lime wedges
1 oz Ginger Ale

Mash the Mandarines with the Limes, add the BrandyMel and crushed ice
Shake well and top with Ginger Ale

Mediterranean Caipirinha

2 oz Sagatiba Cachaça
2 grapes
2 basil leaves
1 strawberry
2 bsp white sugar
Mash all the ingredients together, then add the cachaça and crused ice
Shake well and serve

Mash the fruits and the basil with the sugar, add the cachaça and crushed ice
Shake well and serve

segunda-feira, 9 de fevereiro de 2009

Mixing Glass* ,Bartending Magazine February 2009

Mixing Glass Magazine February 09

domingo, 1 de fevereiro de 2009

The Cooperstown Cocktail

Yesterday when having a look a the 1917 bar book " The Ideal Bartender" by Tom Bullock, i found a recipe that sounded interesting to my taste, "The Cooperstown Cocktail", a fresh libation with a mixture of Old Tom Gin, Vermouth and fresh mint, a perfect concoction to have before a nice meal, cause of its minty and dry flavour.
The Cooperstown Cocktail from Old Waldorf Bar Days (1931), reports that the drink was created at the hotel's Big Brass Rail bar for some money men from Cooperstown, NY. In The Savoy Cocktail Book (1930) the Cooperstown consists of equal parts dry vermouth, sweet vermouth and gin.


by Tom Bullock,1917

Use a large Bar glass.
Fill with Lump Ice.
One jigger of Sir Robert Burnette's Old Tom Gin.
1/2 pony of Italian Vermouth.
Six leaves of fresh Mint.
Shake ingredients well together.
Strain and serve in Cocktail glass.