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Carnival is an annual Brazilian festival held each year leading up to Ash Wednesday. It's a time to celebrate and enjoy wonderful food and drinks before Lent.

It's the perfect time of year to visit Cleveland's only Brazilian steakhouse Texas de Brazil

In honor of Carnival, Texas de Brazil has two great ways to toast the holiday. In addition to their mouthwatering grilled meats and huge salad bar, they are mixing up some special drinks available through Saturday February 29th. 

For folks looking for refreshing non-alcoholic options, Brazilian Limeade is available by the glass for $3 and by the pitcher for $12. Flavors include lime, coconut, mango and more. So tasty you won't even miss the booze!
If you want to add an extra kick to your meal, they have a special treat for you - $5 Passion Fruit Caipirinhas! The Cachaça-based cocktail is the national drink of Brazil and is absolutely delicious! Traditionally made with just three ingredients (Cachaça, lime, and sugar), the Carnival version is given a festive flare with Passion Fruit puree. 
Texas de Brazil wants you to be able to continue the celebration all year long so they have shared the recipe with us. It's so refreshing and really easy to make at home. 

Passion Fruit Caipirinhas

1½ oz. Cachaça
1 oz. simple syrup (make with 1 part water, 2 parts sugar)
9 lime wedges
5 lime slices

Place lime and simple syrup in the shaker and muddle. Add ice, cachaça, fruit flavor and lime floaties to shaker. 

Shake together, pour into rocks glass, garnish with a lime wheel.


Even though you can make the Passion Fruit Caipirinhas as home, you'll be missing out on all these delicious grilled meats if you don't try it in person. SO GOOD! Even if you aren't a meat eater, the salad bar and cheesy bread alone are worth the trip.