Kick Start Any Party…

In honor of one of our last family parties for perhaps a few years, due to our eminent departure to the US, I’m reposting the kick arse recipe for a party.


Ladies and gentlemen, look no further.  I’m about to release my secret recipe for the best party cocktail ever.  This fantastic creation can kick start ANY party.

I have made this cocktail for several family/friend gatherings, with huge success, and most people thought it was like drinking nectar.

The only downside to this mysterious and exotic drink is that it creates a level 10 hang over, so you have to drink sensibly.


So, here it goes.  Below are the instructions for the perfect welcome drink / cocktail – Caipirinha


  1. 700ml of Rum
  2. 6 medium limes, washed and sliced in cubes
  3. 3 table spoons of sugar (super fine or granulated)
  4. 2.5lbs bag of roughly crushed ice

… and, here’s how magic is made:

First, go to the local off license and pick a nice bottle of Caribbean rum, preferably made from sugar can, but still white rum.  Pour the content into a large jug and make sure to bring the bottle to the recycle bank.

Add 3/4 off the ice to the jug.  Crush the remaining 1/4 with e.g. a hammer (gently of course) and add it to the jug.  This will slowly make it’s way to the bottom of the jug.

Squeeze the juice from 5 limes and pour it over the ice/rum mixture.  Cut the last lime in slices/squares for garnish, leaving the fruit meat to mix with the crushed ice cubes and rum.

Sprinkle the sugar over the top.  Take out a long muddling stick or pestle and stir the mixture slowly.

Now, you can’t drink it immediately.  You have to let it sit for at least 1 hour.  That will make sure the lime and sugar has mixed, but more importantly, it has made the mixture ICE cold.

The only thing left to say “Have a great party!”.  It is tempting to keep some in the fridge for a rainy day, but this is a party drink and it should be enjoyed in the company of good friends and family.

Oh, and remember to have some headache tablets ready for the next morning 🙂

Please remember to drink sensibly.  DO NOT drink and drive.


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