Summary: On a mild Friday evening, guests arriving at a terrace overlooking the bay were welcomed by the cawing of parakeets, lovebirds and parrots, and plied with trays of caipirinhas
as the band played bossa nova in front of Rio de Janeiro's Sugarloaf Mountain.
The bar has an extensive cocktail list including the Mexican and South American classics - margaritas, caipirinhas
and pisco sours - alongside beers and wines.
They also pay attention to detail when it comes to the typical cocktails such as mojitos and caipirinhas
New varieties of Caipirinhas
feature some of Brazil's signature fruits.
An integral part of its identity is its extensive cocktail offer, which boasts a variety of classic South American serves, such as mojitos, caipirinhas
Here are six cocktails to try while Team GB goes for gold: Passion Fruit and Chilli Batida at Viva Brazil Similar to a Caipirinha
, which mixes Cachaca, lime and sugar, Batidas are not as well known, but a good option if you find Caipirinhas
amp; one morning everyone will leave their apartments wearing International Klein Blue & every street will be lined with tiny round cocktail tables & inside the bartenders will hammer giant blocks of ice with wooden mallets for caipirinhas
The signature Caipirinhas
is made with its own Cachaca, sourced and distilled near Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
And Norwegian Cruise Lines will be offering passengers Brazilian flash-mob dancing and caipirinhas
at cocktail hour.
There are many considerations, of course, and they are not all about climate, cuisine or caipirinhas
Head to the gay strip, Rua Frei Caned, to shop, people-watch and kick back with cool caipirinhas
or beer from Colorado, a local microbrewery.
Bar tenders served up plenty of Caipirinhas
, traditional Brazilian cocktails served with sugar cane rum, helping the party get into the full carnival swing.