Friday, March 7, 2008

0 Recipe #30: A Brazilian-Inspired Cocktail -- "The Drink From Ipanema" :)

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Mmmmmm, boy, that last recipe made me hungry for more foods from Latin America. This time we'll "travel" to Brazil -- land of Carnaval, samba, soccer (national sports obsession #1), volleyball (probably a close second to soccer, or atleast very high up there on the list!), beautiful beaches, beautiful people, samba, exquisite geodes, Linux, & yes, a nation-wide obsession with the badunkadunk. :-D

For starters, I'd like to suggest a cocktail. :) Now, I realize I'm probably committing blasphemy by listing an alcoholic beverage on a supposed "health food recipe blog," but we can't all live like monks day in & day out. Otherwise, we'll all go diving headlong into a 10 lb. chocolate cake & devour the entire thing in one sitting. ;-) Plus, it's my blog & I can do with it what I want. If I want to list a cocktail recipe on my blog, or an occasional dessert that's not entirely low-fat or low-anything, then I'm bloody *#@$% well going to do it. So there!

While I'm admittedly more of a "once in a blue moon" kind of drinker & make a practice of abstaining while training (for obvious reasons!), I never claimed to be a teetotaler either. After all, a little enjoyment of spirits here & there is something of which most of us like to partake. And now for that cocktail recipe:

"The Drink From Ipanema"

5 oz. guava juice
1 oz. rose water
splash of triple sec
splash of blue Curaçao

Directions: Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon or lime. For extra visual effect, float a single rose petal on top of each drink.

Yield: 1 cocktail.

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