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Give Brazil's National Cocktail a José Andrés-Style Twist

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June 16, 2014 AT 5:35 PM
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup well underway, there's never been a better time to sip on a caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail. Watch to learn how to give this iconic drink a fanciful twist, in the style of José Andrés. Plus, we'll show you a mojito unlike you've ever seen before (hint: it involves cotton candy). Inspired by The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Frozen Caipirinha Ingredients5 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed 10 teaspoons superfine sugar 20 ounces cachaca Zest of 2 limes Directions Pour lime juice into ice cube trays, and freeze overnight. Into a blender, add frozen ice cubes, sugar, and cachaca. Blend until slushy. Pour into glasses, garnish with a little bit of lime zest, and serve with a spoon. Information Category Cocktails, Drinks Yield 10 cocktails print recipe From The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Hotel Magic Mojito Ingredients4 sprigs mint 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed 2 ounces white rum, such as Flor de Caña 2 ounces club soda Strawberry cotton candy Directions Muddle mint, simple syrup, and lime juice in a shaker. Add rum and ice, and shake vigorously. Add club soda to the shaker. Place cotton candy in a martini glass. Slowly pour cocktail over the cotton candy, staying as close to the center of the glass as possible. Information Category Cocktails, Drinks Yield 1 cocktail print recipe