7 Carnival drinks to quench your party thirst
It is February, the official month of Carnaval, a festivity that has made Brazil known throughout the world. People from all over the world travel to the country for the four days of celebration that take over the streets, squares and avenues. It is our big party, because it has everything we love: music, joy, dancing and, of course, beer and cachaça!
Those who are far away from home miss the energy of Carnaval very much - even those who don't like it at all end up surrendering to the revelry. Fortunately, nowadays it is possible to get friends together and celebrate: all you need is a little creativity, a good playlist, and the party is on.
But, "if you think cachaça is water, cachaça is not water"! That's why we have separated some recipes for Carnival drinks so that you don't get "watery" wherever you are. All the preparations include alcohol, but if you prefer, you can make them without, and they will be just as tasty. You can dust off your cocktail shaker (and your costume, if you have one with you!), fill the ice cube trays, and get ready for the party. Let's go?
Guarana and passion fruit cocktail
This is one of the Carnival drinks that your gringo friends will love, after all, it has the flavor of our guaraná. You will need 100 ml of cachaça; 250 ml of 250 ml of concentrated passion fruit juice1 liter of guaraná soda e ½ can of condensed milk. Mix all ingredients in a blender with some ice. Taste to verify that it is sweetened enough. If you prefer, add a little more condensed milk, but not too much, so it doesn't get cloying.
Passion fruit and orange soda shake
This recipe is similar to the previous one, the difference is that it uses vodka instead of cachaça, and orange soda. Add 1 can of soda, the same measure as the can of passion fruit juice, and 1 can of orange juice. can of passion fruit juice 1 shot of vodka and 2 spoons of condensed milk. condensed milk in the blender. BMix and taste to check if it is sweetened to measure. If not, add more condensed milk. Serve with ice cubes.
One of the Carnival drinks that can't be left out of your party is this one, because it has the exotic flavor of cashew nuts. This recipe yields more than one glass.. Here are the ingredients:
- 200 ml of cachaça
- 200 ml of concentrated cashew juice
- 100 ml of water
- 2 tablespoon of sugar (optional)
- 197 ml of condensed milk (½ box)
- Ice to taste
Put the cachaça, the juice, the water, the condensed milk and the ice in a blender. Beat until you get a creamy and homogeneous mixture. Taste it and, if necessary, add sugar. Mix again, and serve with ice.
Mate drink, lemon, and cachaça
Icy mate tea is the face of summer in Rio de Janeiro and, of course, of Carnival. A original recipe for this drink requires preparing the tea in advance, but you can skip this step and opt for the ready-made iced mate tea. You will need 800 ml (approximate measure) of iced mate teaA glass of iced mate tea; ½ lime juice; 250 ml cachaça and 2 cans of tonic water or club soda. In sparkling wine glasses, add ½ cup of cachaça (about 2 tablespoons), fill halfway with tonic/club soda and top up with mate tea. Serve and enjoy!
Pineapple, cashew and coconut water cocktail
Also called Iemanjá, this cocktail is super refreshing and very Brazilian. After all, the combination of pineapple, cashew, and coconut water is just like us! This recipe is for only one cocktail, and it should be served in a tall glass. In a cocktail shaker, add 1 shot of cachaça; 1 shot of pineapple juice1 shot of coconut coconut water1 soup spoon of cashew juice and sugar to taste. Shake everything together with ice cubes, serve in a tall glass and enjoy immediately.
Fruit and currant cocktail
Throw the first stone (of ice!) who never spent the summer drinking currant with ice, or eating currant scratchcard on the beach! Of all the Carnival drinks Carnival drinks on this list, this is the one that will transport you back to your childhood. It's super easy to make: add 50 ml of orange juice to the cocktail shaker; 50 ml of pineapple juice50 ml of cream and 50 ml of currant syrup. Mix everything in a cocktail shaker and serve in a short drink glass. Tip: decorate the glass with a cherry (without the pit) and mint leaves.
Mango and whiskey drink
This recipeby the bartender Leonardo de Lima Gennari, is for those who like the taste of whiskey. Like the pineapple cocktail, it is one of the Carnival drinks that require a tall glass, but is super easy to make. The ingredients are:
- 50 ml of whiskey
- 25 ml of pomegranate syrup
- 100 ml of mango juice
- 1 squeezed slice of Sicilian lemon
- Ice to taste
Put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake it, baby! In a tall glass, add ice, and top up with the drink. To add some charm, garnish with a Sicilian lemon wedge, and serve.
Buy everything without leaving home
"Hey, you, give me some money, give me some money! Now that you have a menu of Carnival drinks, you can share the money with your friends and buy everything without leaving home.
Here in your favorite Brazilian supermarket online you can find most of the ingredients. All at an affordable price and with the ease of home delivery. We ship orders worldwide, and have a secure purchase and refund policy.
In addition, we have a super rewards program for site customers. So take advantage of the shipping and put in your cart some snacks and peanuts to complement the party. And don't forget to add a bottle of coconut water, to deal with the Ash Wednesday hangover...