Drinks

Samba breeze

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve enjoyed the holidays. My daughters wish they don’t have to go back to school yet but all good things come to an end and it is already the last day of their Holiday break. The good news of course is that there are more good things to come — even better ones — and there’s the summer vacation to look forward to. Meanwhile, everyone’s busy packing. I’ve cooked and packed three different dishes for them to take back to the condo.

Things will slow down in a while and go back to their normal pace. I look forward to unwinding and savoring the great memories from the past holiday break. And what’s a good way to unwind? Perhaps, a soak in the tub with a glass of refreshing drink like this samba breeze.

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Made with cachaça, that Brazilian spirit that is not quite rum, orange juice and cranberry juice, samba breeze is a light cocktail drink that tastes fruity more than anything else.

To make a glass of samba breeze, pour an ounce and a half of cachaça, two ounces of unsweetened orange juice and an ounce of cranberry juice into a glass. Add ice and stir. Alternatively, pour the liquids into a shaker, add ice, shake and pour into a glass.

As I always say, there is no reason why you cannot change the proportion of ingredients. Tweak the proportion to your heart’s delight and content, and personalize samba brreze with the taste that suits you best.

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