Top 7 Brazilian Cocktails You Should Try

Three Brazilian Cocktails

Planning a trip to Brazil?

It’s a great vacation destination where you can enjoy local carnivals, samba, and cocktails.

We’ve collected top7 Brazilian cocktails that you for sure need to try during your journey.

There is a whole variety of options for any taste from nutty concoctions to fermented pineapple wines.

Caipirinha

The Caipirinha – it’s a local national drink and one of the most classic offers in various bars around the world.

This cocktail is based on cachaça which is a local liquor made from fermented sugar cane.

The list of ingredients also includes fresh lime juice, sugar, and crushed ice.

It is thought that the drink was created in Portugal at the beginning of the 20th century.

It was used to treat the Spanish flu and it is still considered as a remedy of common colds among locals.

There is a bunch of variations of this cocktail and if you want you can replace the cachaça with other alcohols.

Brazilian Cocktails
Brazilian Cocktails

Capeta

Capeta can be translated from Portuguese as ‘devil’ and you can understand why it has such a name from the first look.

In fact, this cocktail is devilishly delicious.

The list of ingredients includes cachaça, cinnamon, honey, condensed milk, and Amazonian berries.

This amazing drink is really popular in the northeast of Brazil.

Many bartenders often use vodka instead of cachaça.

Cocktail by the pool
Cocktail by the pool

Aluá

Aluá is a pineapple wine drink with an amazing taste.

This cocktail is incredibly popular in such areas as Bahia and Pernambuco.

Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic variants are available but as for us, the boozy one tastes better.

This cocktail is made of pineapple peel, brown sugar, ginger, and cloves.

The pineapple peel is fermented in the water and the longer it stays there the stronger the cocktail becomes.

Cocktails
Cocktails

Batida

The Batida cocktail is very similar to a milkshake but it is actually made of cachaça, coconut milk, and sugar.

All the ingredients are blended with ice and as a result, the beverage becomes really creamy.

If you want, various fruits and juices can be added.

It can change the taste greatly and the most popular options are strawberry and mango.

Nevertheless, just make sure to try the cocktail prepared on the original receipt.

Strawberry Cocktail
Strawberry Cocktail

Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova is a cocktail named after the Brazilian jazz-like style of music.

This drink is made of gin, quince jelly, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and cucumber slices.

Just visit some local where you can try this cocktail while enjoying some Bossa Nova music.

Clinking glasses
Clinking glasses

Caju Amigo

Caju Amigo is translated as the ‘friendly cashew’ that sounds really bizarre.

Nevertheless, it is a really delicious cocktail made just of two ingredients – cachaça and juice from cashew nuts.

In some bars, this cocktail is made not from cashew juice but from whole cashew nuts.

In such a case, you need to place a nut on your tongue and swallow it with a shot of cachaça.

Caju Amigo
Caju Amigo

Colada Brazil

The Colada Brazil – it is a Brazilian variant of the famous cocktail Pina Colada.

The list of the ingredients includes cachaça, white rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream, or milk.

It sounds really similar to the classic Pina Colada receipt but cachaça changes the taste significantly.

Cocktail on the beach
Cocktail on the beach

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