Loews Annapolis Hotel is raising Olympic fever by inviting guests and locals alike to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympics by serving up a distinctly crafted Caipirinha-inspired cocktail named the Strawberry Basil Caipirinha. The expert mixologists at Loews Annapolis developed the Strawberry Basil Caipirinha.by combining the fresh flavors of sugar, Brazilian cachaça and lime for sport enthusiasts to enjoy while watching the global games from August 5-21.
“In the spirit of competition and with all eyes on Brazil, Loews Hotels is celebrating the Rio games with a twist on the host country’s Caipirinha that reflect the distinctiveness of our destinations,” says Mark Weiss, Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage at Loews Hotels. “We’re excited to offer guests a chance to toast their favorite teams and competitors.”
Inspired by the traditional Brazilian cocktail, below is the Strawberry Basil Caipirinha recipe that Loews Annapolis Hotel’s BAROAK is serving up for guests to enjoy during their visit or recreate at home:
3 whole strawberries
5 basil leaves
juice of half a lime
2 tsp raw sugar
2 oz Cachaca
Muddle two strawberries, basil leaves, fresh lime juice, Cachaca and raw sugar. Shake with ice, strain over crushed ice in a 15oz stem less Martini glass.
Core one strawberry, stuff with basil leaves and lime wedge.
Caipirinhas will be available through August 21. For more information or to arrange your stay, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit www.loewshotels.com.