Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pitu Cachaça Tasting Saturday July 12th 2pm-5pm

The Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. Originally known as the peasant's drink, it found its way into the capital cities of Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, and from there to the most stylish bars and restaurants all over the world. With Pitú, you will make the very best Caipirinhas and other fruit cocktails:
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PITÚ BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA

One-half lime
2 tsp. granulated or bar sugar
Crushed ice
2 oz. Pitú Cachaça
Garnish with slice of lime
Cut lime into small pieces and place in an old-fashioned glass. Add sugar. Muddle lime and sugar with a pestle or spoon. Fill glass with ice. Add Pitú. Put contents in shaker, shake well, return contents to glass and serve.
THE BRAZILIAN PINEAPPLE

4 oz. Pitú Cachaça
2 oz. Pineapple juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons simple syrup
1 cup crushed ice
2 pineapple wedges (garnish)


Combine Pitú cachaça, pineapple juice, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass over crushed ice. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Makes 2 servings.

THE BRAZILIAN ORANGE
1 oz. Pitú Cachaça.
Fresh orange juice
Orange slice for garnish
Put ice in tall glass. Add 1 oz. Pitú Cachaça. Fill with fresh orange juice. Stir and garnish with orange slice.
THE BRAZILIAN MARGARITA
(Cacharita)

1-1/2 ounces Pitú Cachaça
1-1/2 ounces Triple Sec
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
Put ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

THE BRAZILIAN BLOODY MARY

2 oz. Pitú Cachaça
4 oz. Tomato juice
½ oz. Lime juice (1 tablespoon)
½ oz. Lemon juice (1 tablespoon)
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco
1/4 teaspoon Horseradish
½ teaspoon Lea & Perrins worchestershire sauce
Pinch Cumin (if available)
Pinch Kosher salt
Fill cocktail shaker three-quarters full with ice. Add all ingredients, cover, and shake well. Strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice.
THE BRAZILIAN COLA

1-1/2 oz. Pitú Cachaça
Coca Cola©
Ice cubes
Fill a 10 oz. glass with ice cubes. Add Pitú. Pour at least 4 oz. Coca Cola©. Stir and serve with a slice of lime.

THE BRAZILIAN BULL

2 oz. Pitú Cachaça
Red Bull© (or other energy drink)
Lemon or Lime wedge
Ice cubes
Ice a tall glass, add 2 oz. Pitú, fill with Red Bull or your favorite energy drink. Garnish with wedge of lemon or lime.
THE SPIDER FROM IPANEMA

2 ounces Pitú Cachaça
1 ounce Grand Marnier
Splash white creme de menthe
6 ounces fresh apple cider
Apple slice and sugarcane swizzle-stick garnishes
Combine all of the ingredients in a 14-ounce highball glass filled with ice. Stir and garnish with slice of apple and a sugarcane swizzle stick.

PASSION-FRUIT CAIPIRINHA
(Makes 1 drink)

1/4 fresh lime, cut into 4 pieces
2 teaspoons superfine granulated sugar
3 oz. (6 tablespoons) pure passion fruit juice
1-1/2 oz. (3 tablespoons) Pitú cachaça
Add lime wedges and sugar to an 8 oz. short glass and muddle with a pestle or spoon until sugar is dissolved. Fill glass with ice and add passion fruit juice and Pitú. Stir well and serve.
BRAZILIAN MOJITO
(Makes 1 drink)

10 Fresh mint leaves
2 oz. Pitú cachaça
1-1/2 oz. Fresh lime juice
1 tsp. Simple syrup
Club soda
Muddle mint in glass, add Pitu, simple syrup, and lime juice. Half fill glass with crushed ice. Stir with bar spoon, add more ice and club soda, and stir again. Garnish with mint leaves and serve with straws.

CAFE A LA RIO

1-1/4 oz. Pitú 3/4 oz. Kaluha Coffee Liqueur
1 oz. Illy Express (cold)
3 dashes Fees Orange Bitters
Sweet whipping cream

***YOU WILL NEED 2 SHAKERS***
In the first shaker, add all ingredients (except the whipping cream) with cracked ice, shake well and strain into a martini glass.

In the second shaker, add only the sweet whipping cream (no ice) and shake vigorously to add air, but no so much that it is too thick to pour.
*** by adding air the cream will float***
Carefully, starting on the outside of the glass, slowly pour the cream over the drink, circling around until the center.
Garnish with a sprinkle of ground coffee.

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