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Thirsty Thursday: Brazilian Beverages

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School is back in session and today we’re getting schooled on cultural cocktails! Yep, our Thirsty Thursday professor of the week, Steve Luttman, founder of the liquor Leblon Cachaca and author of How to Be a Brazilian, is teaching us how to add some “Brazil-ness” into our lives. Plus, Brazil’s Independence Day is Sept. 7 giving you another excuse to celebrate a Saturday with your peeps.

Maybe you’re thinking you should go the Tom Brady way and actually add a Brazilian model into your life. And if that’s what you end up doing – power to you and please let us know your tactics! But for those less fortunate, here are some just-as-sexy Brazilian cocktails using Leblon Cachaca, Brazil’s national spirit that is distilled from fresh cane juice (many compare it to rum which instead uses molasses). And hey, if you down all three of these babies–everyone will look like a Brazilian model!

FFF-NBD- Naked Caipirinha Naked Caipirinha

2 ounces Leblon Cachaca
2 lime wedges
tonic water

Fill a highball glass with ice, and add Leblon Cachaca. Squeeze the lime wedges and drop them into the glass. Fill to the top with tonic water. Stir well, and garnish with a slice of lime.

FFF- TTH- NBD Margarita Cropped Margarita Samba

2 ounces Leblon Cachaca
4-6 watermelon balls
1 ounces agave nectar (natural sweetener)
1 ounce lime juice
Dash of cayenne pepper
Salt and red pepper, to rim glass

Muddle the watermelon balls in a shaker. Fill the glass with ice and add the remaining ingredients. Shake well, strain into a salt-rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a red pepper.

FFF-TTH-NBD- Blame it On Rio Blame It On Rio

2 ounces Leblon Cachaca
3/4 ounce agave nectar
2 slices of cucumber
1/2 lime, cut into wedges
1/8 inca jalapeño pepper

Muddle the lime, cucumber, jalapeño, and agave in a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaca. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cucumber slice.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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