Caipirinha served in glasses

Caipirinha

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Prep: 5 mins No cook

Easy

Serves 4

Enjoy a refreshing caipirinha at a summer barbecue or party. This classic cocktail is made with cachaça, lime and sugar. Serve with fresh wedges of lime 

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal245
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein0.1g
  • salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 2 limes, chopped into wedges, plus extra lime wedges to serve (optional)
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  • 6 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 200ml cachaça
  • few handfuls crushed ice

Method

  1. Put the lime wedges in a large jug with the sugar, then use a muddler or the end of a rolling pin to break them down. Release as much juice from the wedges as possible, and let it mix with the sugar to create a syrup – you can also do this with a large pestle and mortar. Discard the lime peel.

  2. Divide the syrup and cachaça between four glasses, then top with the crushed ice. Serve garnished with lime wedges, if you like.

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cyclinguy
22nd Aug, 2019
In Brazil this is made perfect by the addition of passion fruit to taste... It's then called Caipirinha maracuja. If you haven't got cachaça , substitute with vodka for a caipiroska. I can't guarantee the spelling!
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