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Smash

A smash is a cocktail that could potentially include a spirit, sugar, herbs, roots, vegitables, fruits, and mixers. Most common varriety of smashes are Whiskey Smash, Brandy Smash, Strawberry Basil Smash, Ginger - Chili Smash.

The Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime.  Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Although both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products, specifically in cachaça, the alcohol results from the fermentation of fresh sugarcane juice that is afterwards distilled, while rum is usually made from by-products from refineries, such as molasses

Caipirinha

Bartending

Mixology

Caipirinha Recipe

Caipirinha Recipe

6 Lime wedges

2 tablespoons Sugar

Dash of Lime Juice

Dash of Soda

Muddle

Fill with Ice

2 ounces of Cachaca Rum

Pour ingredients into a shaker

Shake and Pour back into the Rocks Glass

Garnish with a Lime

6 Lime wedges

2 tablespoons Sugar

Dash of Lime Juice

Dash of Soda

Muddle

Fill with Ice

2 ounces of Cachaca Rum

Pour ingredients into a shaker

Shake and Pour back into the Rocks Glass

Garnish with a Lime

Smash Recipes

 

 

 

Brandy Smash

4 fresh mint sprigs
1 tsp superfine sugar
1 oz club soda
2 1/2 oz brandy
1 slice orange
1 maraschino cher

 

Ginger - Chili Smash

1.5 oz Gin

Ginger Root

1 fresh chili

2ounces lemon juice

.25 ounces simple syrup

1 lemon (plus more for garnish)

drizzle honey

club soda

 

Strawberry Basil Smash

1.5 oz vodka

5 strawberries, leafy ends removed

5 fresh basil leaves

1 lemon (plus more for garnish)

drizzle honey

club soda

 

Whiskey Smash

Half a lemon, cut into wedges

4 to 6 Fresh mint leaves

.75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)

2 oz Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Bourbon

Garnish: Mint sprig

Glass: Rocks

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