July 6th, 2010

Can’t fight the heat…Cool off with an frozen Caipirinha!

The temperature is rising outside throughout the Northeast, with no signs of slowing down!  The heat wave is now expanding throughout the rest of the US!  If your temperature is boiling due to the 100+ degree heat, grab an ice cold Caipirinha.  Look out for our Caipi-Mobile driving around L.A. and NYC!  If you are lucky enough to catch the Legalize Truck, ask for their free Leblon Caipirinha flavored sorbet samples.

Here are a few of our frozen Caipirinha recipes in case you want to try to make one at home!

Black and Blue Berry Batida

Ingredients:
2 oz. Leblon Cachaça
2 oz. condensed milk
½ oz. blackberry liqueur
¼ cup blackberries
¼ cup blueberries
1 cup cracked ice

Method:
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with a small pillow of freshly whipped cream and berries.

Cachaça Colada

Ingredients:
1 ¾ oz. Leblon Cachaça
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. pina colada mix
¼ lime
1 cup cracked ice
A splash of simple syrup
Pineapple, for garnish

Method:

Fresh-squeeze the juice of a ¼ lime into a blender and add the remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth and garnish with a slice of pineapple.

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