Brazilian cocktails might be one of many things you think of when trying to find a new cocktail recipe. However, consider giving one or two a try the next time you need something interesting to impress your guests.
I had the pleasure of tying a couple in Brazil, some others at authentic Brazilian establishments, and of course, I made a few from the comfort of my own home.
Whether working with vodka or sake, you can find a delightful Brazilian cocktail to make your evening fun and your guests a little more easy-going.
Cachaça is the national alcoholic drink in Brazil, and it’s the main feature in this delicious shaken cocktail called a batida.
Rum-like in flavor and almost creamy texture, a batida is the perfect fruity cocktail for anyone who doesn’t like intense alcoholic flavors or prefers a sweeter drink.
I want to add a sprig of fresh mint as an impressive garnish.
If you’re looking for something traditionally Brazilian as you can get, you need to try out this fantastic recipe for caipirinha.
Some say it’s the national cocktail of Brazil.
It’s a very basic drink with a uniquely sweet palate.
You start with that same cachaça, then add lime and sugar. If you want to try some variations, you could add a splash of grapefruit juice.
The capeta comes across as Brazil’s answer to traditional horchata.
This smooth, milky beverage is best served cold in a chilled glass.
I love the sweetness of capeta, which comes from sweetened condensed milk. I always add extra cinnamon to mine.
Caipirosca is a Brazilian cocktail made with vodka and lime.
It’s very similar to the caipirinha, but you use vodka instead of traditional Brazilian cachaça.
What sets most Brazilian cocktails apart, including this caipirosca, is the dash of sugar added to the liquid.
It gives it a sweetness that mixes surprisingly well with the alcohol and fruit juice.
Mojitos might be one of
my favorite classic cocktails, and this Brazilian twist on the drink is absolutely delicious.
I have to be careful when I start making these!
I like to muddle my limes and sugar together to make this drink, which this recipe will also instruct you to do. Fresh mint is always a good idea!
Many Brazilian cocktails feature the nation’s rum-like alcohol, cachaça.
It’s the same story for this cocktail, although it has some additional ingredients I never expected to find in a drink.
The cashew fruit juice this cocktail calls for is so exciting and unique that I had to think about it before giving it a try.
It’s a simple cocktail and, I must say, quite delicious.
I love kiwi, and I’ve always thought that more cocktail enthusiasts need to find ways to incorporate the delicious tart fruit into their alcoholic beverages.
That’s what I love about Brazilian cocktails; they always come through for me.
I especially like to muddle my kiwi with lime at the glass's bottom.
You’ll find that this cocktail made with cachaça is a little less sweet than other Brazilian cocktails but still rich and creamy, and full of flavor.
The cocoa liqueur sets this drink apart from others like it.
I love that you can make it as creamy as you prefer since it will work with heavy whipping cream, half and half, or essential whole milk!
The bloody carioca is Brazil’s answer to the bloody mary, a
traditional breakfast cocktail that many people enjoy at brunch or in place of a mimosa.
The tomato juice is what makes this drink similar to the bloody mary. But the cachaça is what makes it uniquely Brazilian!
The Brazilian sunrise cocktail is the perfect drink for hot summer days or evenings while watching the sun go down on the beach.
I like to add extra grenadine to mine, and you can try substituting your orange juice for grapefruit juice if you want to try something unique.
Here we have another fantastic Brazilian cocktail featuring kiwi.
Instead of using Brazil’s famous cachaça, this drink calls for
You’ll find this variation of a Brazilian caipirosca to have a little more kick to it since sake is a slightly more potent alcohol. I recommend adding extra kiwi to be safe.
Pair these Brazilian cocktails with
popular Brazilian cuisine for the full experience, or enjoy them with a classic Brazilian dessert!
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