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Best Caipirinhas?

michela Jun 1, 2007 09:00 AM

Now that the weather is warm.... seeking suggestions for finding my favorite summer cocktail.

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    emilief Jun 1, 2007 09:14 AM

    If you want to travel to Framingham, the bar at Brassille has excellent caipirinhas/

    1. heathermb Jun 1, 2007 09:20 AM

      I really enjoy them from the bar at Chez Henri (along with the cubano sandwich!)

      1. phipsi102 Jun 1, 2007 09:43 AM

        I've had some fantastic caipirinhas at Masa in the South End.

        1. gini Jun 1, 2007 10:41 AM

          Despite their inconstancies with service, Sabur in Somerville serves a good one.

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          1. re: gini
            Bob Dobalina Jun 1, 2007 12:21 PM

            Sabur? Really? The Balko-serbo-croatian joint? What are they up to making Brazilian drinks!?

            If you are talking about slivovich, that's another story....

            1. re: Bob Dobalina
              gini Jun 1, 2007 12:51 PM

              Seriously, they make a good caprinha. Yes, even with their on-the-other-side-of-the-world menu. One of their bartenders is quite good. And one of them is quite the chess player too. The other two are insipid, flaky boors. But I digress.

              I simply cannot deal with the surly service though.

          2. MC Slim JB Jun 1, 2007 10:58 AM

            Ole Grill in Inman Square does a nice one. I'm also happy to report that their food seems to have taken a big upturn on a recent visit. Much more creative and better executed than I remember from a couple of years ago. Glad I gave it another try. The back room is a very cool space to have dinner, too.

            1. Sgt Snackers Jun 2, 2007 05:41 AM

              Given the sizeable Brazilian population in the Boston area you would think there would be a truly authentic Brazilian restaurant/bar that would make a caipirinha to knock your socks off. I'm not sure if places like Midwest Grill can do that however. Any ideas? What's that Brazilian Soccer Bar that I always see driving into the Sumner Tunnel from the airport?

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              1. re: Sgt Snackers
                emilief Jun 2, 2007 01:58 PM

                As I said above, the Brazilin restaurant in Framingham, Brazzille, make an excellent one.

              2. rlh Jun 2, 2007 07:37 AM

                Toro makes a really good one.

                1. Alcachofa Jun 2, 2007 07:56 AM

                  I had a couple good ones at Bonfire last summer.

                  Last summer's thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/15736...

                  1. Rubee Jun 2, 2007 08:59 AM

                    They don't have cachaça, so he uses Bacardi Limon, but Bruno (who's Brazilian) at Abe and Louie's makes an excellent version. He only works Saturdays, and I have a hard time ordering anything else when he's there.

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                    1. re: Rubee
                      lmarkarian11 Jun 2, 2007 02:26 PM

                      Had a good version at Pops (South End) last night.

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