Caipirinhas with pineapple

Caipirinhas with pineapple

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins No cook

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 8

Though traditionally made with limes, the national cocktail of Brazil can also be made with pineapple or passion fruit

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition Per caipirinha

kcalories
433
protein
1g
carbs
80g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
2g
sugar
77g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 1 small pineapple
  • juice 4 limes
  • bunch fresh mint
  • 8 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 400ml cachaça liqueur, or light rum
  • crushed ice for 8 glasses
  • 800ml pineapple juice

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Method

  1. Core the pineapple and cut into 3cm chunks. Place 8 small handfuls of pineapple, the lime juice, half the mint and the sugar into a pitcher and mash up with the end of a rolling pin or a fat wooden spoon.
  2. Pour in the cachaça and a little crushed ice, then pour into 8 glasses, and add more crushed ice. Pour the pineapple juice over, filling to the rim. Garnish the glasses with extra mint sprigs and cocktail sticks with pieces of pineapple threaded on.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2014

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