Welcome to another delicious caipirinha recipe. Today I would like to show you how to prepare a voluptuous drink called the caipirinha mulata. But before we jump into the recipe, how about I give you some background cultural information? Well, let’s start with the word Mulata. According to Wikipedia, mulata is a term used to refer to a woman who is born from one white parent and one black parent, or more broadly, a person of any proportion of noticeable European and African ancestry.
The mixture of races has made Brazil a culturally rich and at the same time unique country. This miscegenation began with the Indian, the African, and the Portuguese, but soon after, immigrants from around the world began to arrive: Europeans, Asians, Jews, and Arabs. The result is a happy people, open to everything new, a people one can only find in Brazil.
The role of mulatas in Brazilian society is one filled with social, political, and historical significance. Mulatas are not seen as ordinary women but as a living biological embodiment of the Brazilian nation. They are featured on the cover of travel brochures, national advertisements and awaken the fantasy of men (mostly foreign) visiting Brazil.
Unfortunately, that is all the history I have up my sleeve for now, but knowing this little is already enough for you to guess from where this caipirinha gets its name. The combination of different types of lemons and it’s brownish texture resulting from the blend of rapadura gives the drink a mixed and exotic appearance – Similar to the mulatas of Brazil.
So without further adieu, let’s get down to mixing our caipirinha mulata.
- 60 ml Cachaça
- 2 tablespoons Rapadura (grated)
- 10 ml Sicilian lemon juice
- 1/2 Tahiti lemon
- Ice (crushed)
- Begin by cutting the tahiti lemon into wedges.
- Place the lemon wedges, lemon juice and rapadura in a long glass. Muddle well.
- Now pour in the cachaça and the crushed ice. Stir well. If necessary pour more ice. Enjoy.