What exactly does the name of the drink mean?
Boa ideia means “good idea” in Portuguese.
Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail drink that’s made with cachaça, sugar and lime.
Cachaça is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice. It is not rum.
Can rum be subtituted for cachaça? The Brazilians will object but we have done that at times when we’ve run out of cachaça.
But why is the drink blue? Because there’s a splash Blue Curaçao in it.
What is Blue Curaçao?
Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean. In the island grow trees of bitter orange called laraha. The drink known as Curaçao is a liqueur made with the dried peel of laraha. To make it blue, food color is added.
Now that you have the information you need about the ingredients, you can make this delicious cocktail in two minutes.
Boa ideia Caipirinha
- 2 slices lime
- 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
- 2 ounces cachaça
- 1 generous splash Blue Curaçao
- Place the lime and sugar in a shaker.
- Muddle them together.
- Pour in the cachaça, add ice and the Blue Curaçao.
- Pour into a tall glass and have fun.