When my mom and I were on a Girls Weekend Getaway, we met a lovely Brazilian couple who told us all about Caipirinhas. My mom had tasted the cocktail previously, but I never had. When I came across this recipe, I was inspired to make a Brazilian meal featuring the drink! It's refreshing, tasty, and perfect for the hottest of summer days. And, since it's been 100 degrees in DC for the last week or so, I had an excuse to whip up a bunch. These are an amazing signature drink, or the foundation for a themed dinner party, which is certainly my favorite kind! Saúde!
1 1/2 cups pureed fresh pineapple (2 cups diced)
1 cup cachaca (you can use light rum or vodka in a pinch)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sugar
Whisk together pureed pineapple, cachaca, lime juice, and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Divide among 4 glasses filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lime slices and pineapple wedges.