Welcome to my caipirinha recipes site! I’m Celso and I am really pleased that you’re here.
You may think I have created this blog, because I am absolutely in love with drinking caipirinha. Well, that’s true! I do drink caipirinha every time I get a chance, but rather because preparing caipirinha is a ritual that is deeply rooted in my native country of Brazil. Most importantly, I created this site, because I want to share with you some of my favorite caipirinha recipes and how you can use them both at home or professionally.
You see, I left Brazil in 2007 and have lived abroad ever since. Throughout my college years in Europe, I went on a lot of backpacking trips to Spain, Holland, Italy and other parts of Europe. Wherever I happened to spend the night, I was always able to make many friends with the help of my caipirinhas. I have lost count of how many times I’ve invited people to my apartment in Germany just so I can prepare them a round of caipis. It was always a nice way for us to bond and have a joyful time. No matter how grey and cold the weather was outside, whenever I opened a bottle of cachaça it’d be summer all over again.
Caipirinha is not just a drink. It is a piece of Brazilian heritage
As I mentioned before, I hail from the southern regions of Brazil, where we cultivate the tradition of drinking caipirinhas prepared with lemon or some other tropical fruit found only south of the Equator. To us, preparing caipirinha is a great way to show friends a nice and relaxing time. I guess there are a million ways to skin a cat and if you ask 10 people in Brazil how to make a caipirinha, you are bound to get 10 different answers. Each person has their own special individual ritual and they are proud of it. You want to get a Brazilian to smile? Then say that his or her caipirinha is the best one you have ever tried.
The awesome thing about caipirinha making or just any cocktail making in general, is that it places you in the center of attention. Being the guy who prepares the caipirinhas at the party is like being the guy playing the guitar at a beach Luau.You can be sure that people will be all over you and it just creates a great opportunity for you to get acquainted with the guys and, most importantly, get the attention of the gals.
If you are reading this, chances are that you have heard the buzz around caipirinha and wish to try it yourself. Or you are already a caipi-connoisseur wishing to perfect your caipi-knowledge. Either way, I am really excited to be able to share some of my culture and inside knowledge with you.
I hope my tips will send you well on your way to being the “Caipiman” at your next party or get-together.
Meet the author: absolute caipirinha fanboy
I’m a very happy guy who has moved around a lot and had a chance to see the world and it’s many colors. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and right now I am living in China where I am doing a whole lot of interesting stuff.
On my free time, I really enjoy writing on this blog, working on my new startup company, travelling and meeting friends. So now that you know what I do and what I am all about, let’s get started, shall we?