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This video of bartending lesson is brought to you by American Bartender School, where in just one or two weeks you can be fully trained and ready to work. This drink is called a Capriana. Capriana is a cocktail that comes from Brazil, and it’s becoming more and more popular here in the United States, however to make it you need a special type of liqueur. This is a bottle that I brought back from Brazil and it’s a liqueur called Cachaca. I hope I’m pronouncing it right, for all you Portuguese speakers out there, if I mispronounced it, I apologize. And this is made from sugarcane, Brazil being a sugar exporting country, they have just tons and tons and miles and miles of sugarcane. So they take the sugarcane and they distill it and they come up with this Cachaca which is like the national beverage there, everybody should go, there’s Cachaca and it’s very inexpensive for most people. However they have different grades of it. It goes from really, really inexpensive clear color, the very expensive is the aged in wood. It’s got a unique flavor to it, so it’s not really rum, it’s not really brandy. I’ve looked it up a number of times and they just say it’s a special type of liquor. It’s got a special flavor to it. So, if we’re going to make it, what we’re going to do is I’m going to show you how to do it. First of all what going to do is we’re going to take our rock glass, and then what we have to have, a number of pieces of lime already quartered and what we’re going to do is we’re going to have a little of our simple syrup, which we could make in advance, probably about three quarters of an ounce to an ounce. And simple syrup is sugar-water, it’s equal parts of sugar and water and if you ever want to make it at home, you just put it in a pot and boil the water and what will happen is the sugar will dissolve, it will make syrup. So we’ve got our syrup, and you can also use granulated sugar. It’s a little harder to work with because it doesn’t dissolve this one, it takes a while. And this is a little baseball bat that’s called a Muddler, and what we’re going to do is we’re going to mash down our limes and get all the juice out of there, right? Okay, so all of that fresh lime juice is mixing with our simple syrup which is our sugar-water, so we want to get a nice real lime flavor. Now what we’re going to add is our ice, got our ice right in there. We’re going to add an ounce of our Cachaca, that’s our Brazilian liquor, then what we’re going to do is we’re going to put a little dash of our club soda, which is our carbonated water, and what I’ve seen the bartenders do in Brazil, sometimes what they do, is they’ll just put just quick dash of sweet and sour in there. The reason why they want to put quick dash of sweet and sour in there is sometimes the limes don’t have a lot of juice in there and by adding a quick dash of sweet and sour not a lot, maybe about half ounce, no more than that, it’ll guarantee that the drink will have a very good flavor. So here we have it, we’ve got out lime, fresh limes, our simple syrup or sugar, our Cachaca, our Brazilian liquor and little soda, and our sip sticks. So there we have it the Capriana; nice drink, I like them, tasty. Enjoy it. More video bartending are at out website, barschool.com.