Click Box’s Caipirinha de Boteco

Ingredients

1 cashew fruit (caju), sliced
1 lime, sliced
1/4 cup of brown sugar
5 oz of cachaçha
1/2 cup of ice
3 coriander seeds

Steps

Yields: 1 cocktails

1. Fill shaker with cubed or crushed ice, squeeze limes and cashew fruit into the glass.
2. Add sugar, coriader seeds and crush with pestle.
3. Add cachaça, shake and serve.

As per proper Boteco culture, (Brazil’s underground culture) you should enjoy this delicious drink with some salami, some truffle oil, peppercorns, herbs, olives and bread.  Now that you’ve been drinking; watch out for your fingers…!

The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail; made with cachaça, sugar and lime and sometimes with other local fruits. Cachaça, also known as pinga, caninha, and a multitude of colloquial names, is Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage.

The caju is the fruit of the cashew tree and is a kidney or boxing-glove shaped drupe that grows at the end of the cashew apple. The drupe develops first on the tree, and then the pedicel expands to become the cashew apple. Within the fruit is a single seed which is often considered a nut in the culinary sense.

Boteco is a term derived from the Portuguese of Portugal botica, (cognate with Castilian Spanish “bodega”) which derives from the Greek apotheke, which means storage, grocery store or where goods were sold by retail. In Portugal the boteco was a warehouse or store where groceries and offal were sold and the same meaning belongs to the Spanish bodega.

In Brazil, the boteco, buteco, or botequim, was traditionally known as a place where alcoholic beverages were sold, serving as a meeting place for bohemians, who looked for a good drink, cheap snacks and a chat without obligation. Alternatively, people in Brazil often refer to such an establishment as a bar; however, depending on the situation the more conventional meaning of this term, that of a watering hole, may also apply.

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