- 5 min
- 1 serving
Have you ever heard of Caipirinha? Let me tell you a little story about how I became a fan. I was back in the office on a Friday afternoon, after a not so light lunch with my colleagues when I started to doze off. Next thing I knew, I was in Sao Paulo on one of the most gorgeous beaches I’d ever seen. The funny thing about my dreams is that they often include bars in very random places. So I made the best of a great dream sequence and asked the barkeep for his signature drink. Little did I know that the caipirinha was Brazil’s national cocktail and I was thoroughly educated on the matter. He then turned to me and said, ‘’I heard from a friend of a friend of mine that lime, sugar, jalapeño, maple and cachaca are a great mix for keeping the workforce happy and efficient’’. I woke suddenly to a day drinking opportunity and remembered that my buddy Simon hooked me up with this amazing rub that turned my regular office caipirinha into a Friday (or any other day of the week) workforce motivator. Since that fateful day, my colleagues and I enjoy a jalapeño maple office caipirinha every now and then. BTW, don’t tell the boss.
- Spread the Jalapeño Maple Barbecue Rub into a plate. Rub a lime wedge on the rim of a short glass and turn the glass upside down into the rub to rim the edges;
- Fill the glass with crushed ice and slices of limes;
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the cachaça, sugar and lime juice with some ice and shake well;
- Pour the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry (optional) and serve.