I’m starting to use pre-made natural Cocktail mixers I can find in the local supermarkets or online to create my Caipis (Brazilian Cocktails). Since Miss Caipi is all about finding ways to make simple and natural drinks that you can easily create on your own, I am starting to look for cocktail mixers in local stores like Wholefoods, or online to test, witch has a huge growing market right now. I think the biggest challenge for us, consumers, is that we never know how these products will taste and I am here to solve this problem. At least in the products I get a chance to taste and test I can certainly share my honest opinion with you. Read more
For those who aren’t aware of the vibrant, Brazilian Party atmosphere that lives within the streets of NYC, now is perfect time to expand outside the ordinary. Since the Rio 2016 Olympics kicked off , I have decided to go on a tour throughout New York City to try some unique Brazilian foods and cocktails that go along with the fun festivities. These are the recommendations that have won gold in my book.
My first stop was with the Sarau Brazilian Party at the Hotel Chantelle in the LES. It was such a hidden gem! Hotel Chantelle is a parisian style restaurant and bar; It offers an exclusive rooftop lounge area where the Sarau Party kicks off every Sunday during the summer and once a month after the season. Read more
I am very excited the Olympic Games are happening in Brazil this year, and even more special is that it is in Rio, my hometown. I always loved watching the competitions and I admire the dedication and motivation of all the athletes competing at the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games represent the union of all the continents in one place sharing all the energy surrounded by the Event. To celebrate all the confraternization created by the Olympics, I was inspired to make the “The Olympic Caipi Cocktails”, mixed with natural ingredients found in Brazil: Guarana, fresh coconut water, and different fruits to represent the ring colors. Read more
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to display and serve the drink I created for Grand Central Beauty, The “Grand Central Beauty Caipi”, they could have their signature cocktail to be served during a meet-and-greet pop-up event in Brooklyn. And, everyone loved the fresh and cooling taste of it! As Miss Caipi, I create signature cocktails for companies, so they can have their personalized cocktail using in their parties, Events or as a type of brand identity for their business.
Miss Caipi, as you noticed always wear her yellow looks wherever she passes around sharing her Brazilian happiness and cocktails. For this Event she was wearing a yellow romper paired with a rockbox blue necklace and carrying her satchel yellow bag with all her mixology tools.
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Looking for a nice restaurant for dinner in South Beach, Florida? Meat Market is my recommendation! I finished my trip to Miami with a delicious seasonal dinner at this fantastic place. They have numerous other locations in Florida, but the one I always go to is the original location on Lincoln Road in South Beach.
Nice ambience, modern decor, trendy crowd, a hot spot for models; you can chat with interesting people while lounging in the bar. Or, you can run into the love of your life there who may be sitting right next you. You never know!
The kitchen is run by chef Sean Brasel, one of the most renowned chefs in Miami. With his creativity and versatility, a classy steakhouse taste is combined with a modern touch of today which surely takes a good effort and ability to achieve such a great combination. And he most definitely has perfected it! Chef Sean has a range of options for all the tastes in his menu, catering to a salad person like me with his delicious Quinoa Salad. Or, if you’re a big fan of seafood you can start with a fresh ceviche. And, if you are a steak lover, it’s his specialty.
I was in Miss Caipi’s colors wearing a yellow flowing dress, by Bebe, paired with a green aqua necklace combined with my Miami sun-kissed tan! For dinner I had the famous Quinoa Salad. Obviously, for my drink I was having my refreshing Mint Caipi specially made for me by the bar. Their drink menu has different tropical drinks using herbs and refreshing ingredients. The Lychee Martini and Mojito are excellent options for a seasonal drink. I highly recommend trying them.
I ended my dinner with a sorbet made from a selection of a tropical fruits, a perfect end to a hot sunny day. For the grand finale Chef Sean stopped by for a quick chat before I left, between his cooking and chopping, to share his inspirations, secrets and suggestions for his summer menu. As a creator myself I love to exchange ideas with the great masters in the business: Read more
Celebrating July 4th with the Ginger Caipi! The celebration, the fireworks, and not to mention it’s a nice break from work during the hottest time of the year.
Independence day in Brazil is right after the end of August, on September 7th. But even though it’s in the fall months of the year, Brazil still gets pretty hot around that time much. Like in New York City, people gather in parades on the streets of Rio de Janeiro and party during Independence Day. There’s always good food and music. I always cherished the time I could spend with my extended family. Here in New York City, I love watching the fireworks over the Hudson river and partying with my friends, sharing with them my favorite drink: The Ginger Caipi. You can make the Ginger Caipi too, by following my easy steps.
Since I’m Brazilian I wanted to keep my culture alive with this drink so I used Cachaca but you can chose either Vodka or Sake to attain the same taste. I have mixed together the tanginess of lemon with the sweetness of the agave nectar light for a healthy and flavorful drink. I know a lot of people who dislike ginger, but the lemon and agave nectar counteracts the strong kick and only leaves a very mild taste that I promise is very refreshing. Read more
It is Pineapple Mint Caipi drink time today! I came up with the Frozen Pineapple Mint Caipi creation last summer while trying to create a drink with a different concept of the Caipirinha to increase sales of the Leblon Cachaca. I hoped to show the versatility of cachaca comparing two totally different drink conceptions, while selling the product in liquor stores. Read more
Memorial Day weekend is coming and that means bbq and a summer drink! The long weekend is the ideal time to host a party, to not only celebrate the braveries of soldiers who have died for their country but to celebrate family and friends. Memorial Day gives that chance to relax and appreciate each other.