The Chemistry of Caipirinha
After Germany smashed Brazil's World Cup dreams, you can have two different reasons to sip a cocktail after work today. Either you are celebrating with the Germans, or you are sympathizing with the Brazilians and want to drown your grief in alcohol. If Caipirinha is your favorite concoction, you might be interested in the chemical composition of Brazil's national cocktail. ChemistryViews.org looks at the chemistry of this easy-to-prepare drink.
For more information about the role of chemistry at the FIFA World Cup 2014, check out CHEManager's "Chemistry in Soccer" special with lots of examples where chemical materials play a pivotal role in bringing performance and sustainability to soccer - from the ball to shoes to stadiums.