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Posted on November 18, 2016

How To Make a Grease Lightning Caipi Cocktail


Last week I featured Sandy from the Movie Grease as my Halloween Costume and I wrote what really inspired in reproduce the character Sandy in Bar Photo shoot, bringing back my childhood memories and obviously Miss Caipi cannot miss an opportunity to create a new Caipi, I came out with the Grease lightning Caipi, a classic Milkshake drink to make you feel you were taken back inside a 50’s American Diner. Read more

Posted on October 27, 2016

Using Owl’s Brew Cocktail Mixer for The Lucky Star Caipi


Listen to the Lucky Star song while reading the post and following the Lucky Star Caipi Recipe:) Link : Lucky Star

My recipe for Halloween was inspired in the “ Lucky Star” Madonna song and it was specially mixed using one of “Owl’s Brew Cocktail Mixer”. I wrote a Halloween post about costume characters ideas featuring a Madonna Costume that you can pair with the  Lucky Star Caipi, you can check the post using this link: “How to Build Halloween Costume Characters” Read more

Posted on October 10, 2016

Holiday Sales Bargains and Vegan Shakes

Drinks/ Lifestyle

Holiday Season is starting and I could find some great Holiday Sales bargains for Columbus Day at H&M and a great place for super natural smoothies called Summers in Soho to share with you.

It is amazing how you can build an outfit for only $14 digging through H&M’s sales racks! You can find simple dresses for only $10 witch you can accessorize in your own style and build a great day look. That’s exactly what I did with the sales bargains I found there this time. Shopping around sales items can be a little tricky, you have to be very careful  to not get lost around all these $7, $10 bargains and ending up with a bunch of unnecessary pieces in your closet. The best advice I can give you it is to get the pieces that you think you can possibly pair with others ones you already have it; and when you get home try everything mix and match and if you have a second thought that you won’t be able to wear or pair with anything just return the unnecessary items. 
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Posted on September 14, 2016

How to use Cocktail Crate Ginger Bee Mixer


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

Posted on August 23, 2016

Hotel Chantelle NY Brazilian Party

Drinks/ Fashion/ Lifestyle

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.

brazilian party in NY

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

Posted on August 5, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympic Brazilian Cocktails

Drinks/ Lifestyle

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.

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

Posted on July 29, 2016

Mixing Beauty and Fashion Cocktails

Drinks/ Lifestyle

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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Posted on July 15, 2016

Meat Market for Dinner Tonight!

Drinks/ Lifestyle

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.

Chef Sean Brasel

Chef Sean Brasel

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.

meat market dinner

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

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

Posted on July 4, 2016

Celebrate the 4th of July With the Ginger Caipi


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

Posted on June 17, 2016

How to Make a Frozen Pinapple Mint Caipi


Hello Everybody!

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

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