Hubby and I went to a Brazilian grille last night and I had this drink that was to die for. It's like limeade, but with a kick.
It's a Caipirinha and it's made with Cachaca, Brazlian rum. But the bartender (who I convinced to show me how to make one) said that any rum, even dark rum is good and tequila is also good.
It's like a mojito but without the mint.
Here is the recipe.
Be warned, I was on drink 3 when drinks 1 and 2 ran up and slapped me in the head.
1 tbsp. sugar
1 shot rum or tequila (also can use flavored rums but not spiced rum. They had some other flavored Caipirinha's but I stuck with the traditional).
1/2 cup of ice cubes or crushed ice (I liked the crushed ice)
Roll lime on counter to "loosen" the juices, then cut the whole thing up into little chunks.
Place lime and sugar in the bottom of a cocktail shaker (or glass) and "muddle", basically crush and mash it all up together (you can use a wooden spoon) until the sugar dissolves. Add the rum and ice and shake vigourously, then serve in a lowball glass. If you don't have a shaker, add rum to the lime and sugar and stir well, then pour over ice into another glass.
You want all the lime chunks in the glass with the ice.
I told you I got a lesson.