Caipirinha – cooling cocktail while chilling the heat of the day

Ahhh, that sigh of relief when you finally manage to get home and put your feet up in the darkened living-room after a long day in the sweltering heat. No, it is not because one is not used to the temperature, Pittsburgh and NY City are worse because of the humidity and thunderstorms just about every single evening. After all, NY, NY. is on the same latitude as Madrid  – Munich, on the other hand, is waaay up north by comparison, like Nova Scotia.  But who wants north when you can head south  – to Cuba, my lovely little island, even though I’ve heard of many sad trends since Raúl C.

Howe’er it was…. Cubans make delicious cold cocktails. Caipirinha is easy and quick if your legs are aching for that footstool.

You will need (check the photo):

some limes  (possibly a stray lemon) cut into slices

a pestle (Stößel)

brown cane sugar al gusto

Pitú or Cuban rum, añejo

soda water

ice cubes

20180625_caipi.jpg20180623_120922        You take a larger glass, put in at least 4 slices of lime (or mixed, but not authentic),  1 – 2 teaspoons of cane sugar and grind it all till the sugar is melted. add in a wee bit of rum, lots if water and cool down with ice. My ice thingies are little plastic fruits that don’t water down my drink.

 

And now, feet up and drink down:

Arriba

abajo

al centro

! adentro!  Enjoy!

 

 

 

Author: Djinn

"To those of us with real understanding, dancing is the only true art form" (Charles Schulz)

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