How I Get My Minimum Daily Vitamin C Requirement

Life is stressful. I don’t want you, Dear Readers, to fall under the weather, especially since the weather we’re having contains lots of snow and ice. So I say “fight ice with ice” and get your healthy nutrients too!

And what better way to get essential healthy nutrients than with a caipirinha? My original caipirinha post from many years ago has lost it’s photos in the transition to WP, so as a Public Service I made several of them until I got the Perfect Photos.

I did this for You.

Cachaca, limes, sugar, ice.

Cut the ends off the lime and then take as much skin off (note: of the lime, not your fingers) as you can, as the skin has bitter oils

cut the naked lime into 8 pieces and place in the cachaca delivery device and add a few teaspoons of sugar to taste (I use sugar from Paraguay which is the closest I can find here to the taste and grind of Brazilian sugar, and it’s Fair Trade so I am superior to all you family farmer h8rs)

Muddle Mania!

add cachaca to about a thumb below the rim (as with the amount of sugar YMWV depending upon your preferred taste, and I always “somehow” make the first one a little bit off so that I have to make another to get it right…) and stir to mix

add ice and stir yet again and

DAMN! How’d that happen?

Ah weel, back to the salt mines

Now where was i?

That last one makes me cry every time.

Searching through the WayBack Machine I found a couple of the photos from the post in 2005

My Gawd am I glad we redid the kitchen.

I muddled with a wooden spoon?!?

How barbaric.

8 Responses to “How I Get My Minimum Daily Vitamin C Requirement”

  1. JeffS says:

    Yes, your kitchen does look better!

  2. Jim - PRS says:

    I consider myself to be a guy who knows his way around a liquor emporium, but I am embarrassed to say that I have never heard of this Cachaca of which you speak. I know for damned sure I want one (or more) of those caphiwhatever drinks!

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    What time should I expect y’all tonight, Jim? 🙂

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Heh – I had to look it up too, Jim. Mr. B. – how do you manage to get it? According to Wikipedia…”1.5 billion liters (390 million gallons) are consumed annually, compared with 15 million liters (4.0 million gallons) outside the country.”

    Not good odds. I’ve never seen it locally. (I look around for things I’ve never heard of, too.) Sigh.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    We have a pretty good sized Portuguese and Brazilian community here in Jersey, Kathy, so most decent-sized liquor stores carry at least one brand. If there are any Brazilians near you, there will be cachaça!

  6. gregor says:

    oh, a proper muddler… i swoon…

  7. Spec’s carries several brands of it here. Most large cities will have a distributor of cachaca. Thanks for your recipe!

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