- Difficulty: very easy
- Preparation time: about 30 seconds
- Cost: € on €€€€
- Pleasure: infinite, and without compromise!
Caipirinha without alcohol with the good taste of rum.
- 1 half lime squeezed,
- 1 cl of agave syrup
- 5 cl of Sober-Rum,
- Crushed ice
Take a Short Drink type whiskey glass, also called an Old Fashioned glass.
Pour a squeezed lime half directly into the glass, cut the lemon half in four after squeezing it and put the pieces in the glass. Then add 1 cl of agave syrup and 5 cl of Sober-Rum 0,0%.
Fill your glass with crushed ice and stir the bottom well. Add a little more crushed ice until you create a dome on the glass.
Decorate with a slice of dehydrated lemon and sprinkle lime zest on top, it's ready to be eaten!
1. Why squeeze the lemon instead of pounding?
Squeezing the lemon allows you to get only the good juice from the lemon. Squeezing reveals the bitter lemon peel and the essential oil of the lemon. To balance the flavors it is better to squeeze than to mash.
2.Why use agave syrup?
Simply from a healthy point of view! Agave syrup is a natural sweetening agent produced from Agave with the great advantage of having a low glycemic index (GI) (15 for agave syrup, 54 for honey, 70 for sugar), which helps avoid insulin spikes and therefore avoid storage and weight gain.
History of the Caipirinha
The famous Caipirinha cocktail is originally made with Cachaça (a Brazilian rum) and has become the national cocktail in Brazil consumed on every street corner, in bars and even on the beach!
As early as 1800, slaves in Brazil liked to drink "Garapa" (a boiled, unfermented sugarcane juice). During celebrations and rituals they would mix their Garapa with local brandy and give it as an offering to the spirits of the dead. Sometimes they mixed their cocktail with fruits or spices that were then called "Batidas", the most famous of which was the "Batida de Limao" (made with lime). The ancestor of the Caïpirinha had just been invented!
The growing popularity of the cocktail combined with the production of ice that was technically much more reliable, with a healthy and clear ice to refresh the cocktail made the success of the Caîpirinha, then much easier to drink.
It was not until 1900 that the name Caipirinha was officially given from the mixture between "Caipira" (people) and "Curupirinha", that is to say, the people's drink.