Last night, I had the opportunity to experience the refreshingly fruity flavor of the Caipirinha Cooler served exclusively at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. The cocktail is created with premium Cabana Cachaca (pronouced kah-shah-sah) and muddled (mashed with sugar at the bottom of a glass before adding liquid) with fresh seasonal fruit. It’s a flavorful twist of a traditional Caipirinha, Brasil’s national cocktail that’s made with cachaca, lime and sugar.
When out for a drink, my cocktail of choice is usually a Sour Apple Martini, but I’m always willing to try something new. Well, except for anything made with bourbon…bad experience with it in college. The smell to this day makes me cringe! Cachaca is a rum, so I knew I was safe.
The Caipirinha Cooler was presented in a highball glass. Fresh raspberries were the mixologist’s muddled fruit of choice. A generous slice of lime gave an extra burst of color to the cocktail. What puzzled me though, was the clearness of the liquid. Rum usually has a yellowish tint. This drink was crystal clear in color. As I took my first sip, I began to doubt if rum was even present. I experienced a sweet, but not overpowering taste with a pleasant finish. The ingrediants mixed well together. I really had expected the rum to be overpowering. Hence, my questioning the recipe. All of a sudden though, it hit me! I had read about Cabana Cachaca earlier in the day and learned this company’s spirit isn’t distilled from molasses as with other rums. In addition, Cabana has a unique process of filtering out impurities and touts its product as an “artisanal” rum. After tasting it myself, I couldn’t agree more.
Did you know that Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has an incredible deal nightly for Happy Hour? They call it, “5 for $6 ‘Til 7.” The happy hour menu offers 5 cocktails, 5 wines and 5 appetizers for $6.00 each. Other notable mentions include the Prime Burger Bar menu and the Chocolate Lava Cake. Imagine after a long day at the office sinking your teeth into a Sliced Filet Mignon Burger like the one shown above. It’s topped with sauteed mushrooms and creamy Bearnaise sauce. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to delve into this carnivorous creation. Oh my, the filet melts in your mouth like buttah! Chocoholics, rejoice! Fleming’s Chocolate Lava Cake is a decadent way to end your meal. Served with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chopped pistachios and a dollop of chantilly cream…it’s forkolicious!
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has locations throughout the U.S. and is open seven days a week. Although reservations are required for the dining room, seating in the lounge is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Excited to try the Caipirinha Cooler? Head to Fleming’s and tell them Diva With A Fork sent you!