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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by whodini
Along a similar note, I'm a big fan of mojitos which are also fairly common here. Nothing beats the ones at La Bodeguita in Havana, though. Augusto, were you born in Brasil? What part? My pop's living down around Porto Alegre right now.
I'm 1st generation Brasilian, born in Boston. Both my parents are natives of Sao Paulo. I have dual citizenship, bit I've always identified most strongly with the Brasilian side of my identity, since I was raised with the understanding that one day we would "go home" -although we never did. I have no family in the states, only in Brasil. In short, my identity is very confused, and I've taken a number of courses ON transnational and migratory identities in college to see if I can sort it out...no closer... Sorry. Long answer to a short question. I've never been in Porto Alegre, but I 've always wanted to see it. It's the one part of Brasil I don't have family to stay with.
post #17 of 20
You're talking to a guy who's a dual citizen, too: US/Costa Rica. I'm the white kid of the Costa Rican family and the "Latin" of the US side. I don't really stress too much about which one I am more of than the other. I speak fluent spanish so that and my American appearance allows me to slip in and out of whatever social context I care to be in. Typically, I tend to be Joe Schmo tourist when I fly back to the US and Jose Schmozalez when returning back to CR. Translated: zero customs problems. Forgot to mention I also have family up in Fortaleza these days, too. But enough talk. Time to hit up a churasco and have some guarana (but only antarctica) soon.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by whodini
Or worse, they make it with the "universal" Korean liquor soju. I can't stand the stuff. It makes no sense to me why a place would offer a "rum and coke" with soju instead of just rum. Bastards.

Soju has a low enough alcohol content to be served at places that have a beer and wine license rather than a full bar license. Thus, soju distributors struck upon the idea of marketing it as an all-purpose substitute for the distilled spirits used in mixed cocktails.
post #19 of 20
Caipirinhas are good but i'll never forget the Pisco Sour that i had in a bar in Lima awhile back. man, haven't had one of those in awhile.

-Jeff
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by gamelan
Caipirinhas are good but i'll never forget the Pisco Sour that i had in a bar in Lima awhile back. man, haven't had one of those in awhile.

-Jeff
I second that. A Peruvian place down the street from me makes them pretty deadly. Can't wait to try it in peru next year.
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