Brazil is located in eastern south America bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is by far the largest country in South America but slightly smaller than the United States. It is a very beautiful and tropical country. Brazil is a new country and most of it's customs are based on old rituals. It's a country with a big European influence.
The Brazilian population consists of 94% Roman Catholics. Brazilian weddings are very traditional containing only a few differences from the weddings that we have in the U.S. Certain differences are the attire that is worn, foods, the wedding party and the entertainment.
1 lime quartered
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 shot of cachaça / vodka is a substitute
1/2 Cup of ice cubes with water
Place the lime and sugar in the bottom of a glass.
Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash
the limes. Pour the liqueur and ice. Stir well.
2 ounces of cachaça
Sugar to taste
Wash the lime and roll it on the board to loosen the juices. Cut the lime into pieces and place them in a glass. Sprinkle with the sugar and crush the pieces (pulp side up) with a pestle. Just enough to release the juice, otherwise it will get bitter. Add the cachaça and stir to mix. Add the ice and stir again. It is delicious and potent!
You can also make a pitcher of caipirinha. Figure out how many people and multiply amounts. If you can't find cachaça where you live, use a good vodka. The drink will then be called caipiroshka. No vodka? Use white rum and you will have a caipiríssima.
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