Potions of the Ocean:
Caipirhana & Cherrish
Since 2016, we’ve brought you many cocktails. This month, we’ve decided to expand our section to non-alcoholic favorites too. Do you have a favorite drink you’d like to share? Drop us a line at email@example.com.
Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, a liquor made from sugarcane, sugar, and lime. Cachaça, like rum and tequila, has varying quality levels and aging characteristics. It is typically stored in the native Brazilian woods, which lends a unique flavor.
Similar to a bourbon old fashioned, Caipirinha is made with sugar and citrus and offers a bit of sunshine during these cold winter months. Let’s imagine those hot, sunny beaches while we build our ark!
Directions:Wash and cut both edges of the limes. Cut lime in half then cut each lime lengthwise in thin stripes. Cut each half-lime crosswise and pour the small dice in a cup. Repeat the process with all the limes.
Add 1 tablespoon sugar to each glass, then muddle diced lime by pounding and pressing with a wood muddler until sugar is dissolved. Over muddling will make the lime taste bitter. Add 1 tablespoon water, 1 shot of cachaça and stir well. Fill each glass with ice, stir well, and serve.
As much as boating and a few drinks at the end of the day go together, every once in a while it’s nice to take a break from the booze and enjoy an alcohol-free alternative. We asked around for favorite non-alcoholic drink recipes to accompany this month’s Potions of the Ocean and heard back from Chris Bingham, a broker over at Emerald Pacific Yacht Sales, who told us about Cherrish, a cherry juice drink that can be drunk right out of the bottle or used as an ingredient in cocktails, smoothies, or as a base for stewed fruits and desserts.
Cherry juice is rich in anti-oxidants and anthocyanins. It’s a great detox drink if you’re laying off the alcohol.
Directions:In a large blender, add the following ingredients and blend on a high speed for 1 minute or until fully blended.