Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, and I can see why. It’s freaking delicious and refreshing. Traditionally it’s made with cachaça (a sugar cane-derived liquor), sugar and lime. For this week’s Champagne Wednesday, we used a derivative recipe from Cookie and Kate that uses white rum and adds slices of cucumber, as well as club soda. Being that this is Champagne Wednesday, we further substituted sparkling wine for the club soda. So what we really have here is a derivative of a derivative. Which equals…I’m not really sure. I was told there would be no math.[fancy_link color=”black” link=”http://cookieandkate.com/2011/cucumber-cocktails/”]Cucumber Caipirinha from Cookie and Kate[/fancy_link]
I’m three months into my thirtieth year, and it’s become official: I am not aging backwards. I had briefly entertained the notion that, by some arcane feat of magic or dubious loophole in the natural law, I might merely crest the top of this thirty year timeline before slowly and gracefully falling backwards where I would begin to age in reverse, somehow growing younger and fresher as the days wound on.
Now that I’ve written that out, it does sound a little stupid. But I like to think that stranger things have happened. Case in point: the platypus. Continue reading