Fresh Cocktails on the Beach

When in Brazil one shouldn't miss the chance to try the fresh juices.

These are mostly made of tropical fruits and berries and served ice cold. Some juices have such a thick consistency that they resemble a milk shake (and some recipes do contain milk).

Photo: Mirtes Siepen
Photo: Mirtes Siepen

The most traditional drink on the beach is fresh coconut water, sold at little kiosks, by wandering vendors, at bars and restaurants. Coconut water is very hydrating, it's refreshing and healthy.

Because of the heat, the consumption of spirits isn't recommended, although it's rather common to observe some tourists who make this mistake. However, drinking one cocktail should be fine, as long as you keep yourself hydrated by drinking water or coconut water all the time.

Photo: Mirtes Siepen
Photo: Mirtes Siepen

If you can control your liquor, you can order cocktails freshly made by Alfredo and watch him peel and cut the fruit right in front of your eyes. If you order something with coconut milk, you'll witness how he himself stops another wandering vendor to order a fresh coconut, then he just takes out the pulp and makes the coconut milk on the spot.

 

You can choose out of a list of classic cocktails like caipirinha, pina colada, tequila sunrise, etc. or you can also invent your own recipe, he will just mix your drink according to your taste and wish.

Alfredo's "wandering" bar doesn't really wander. His spot is located on Tambaú Beach and he's usually there between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You can check some of his creations on his Instagram @alfredo_drinks.

Don't drink and drive!