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Caipirinhas with pineapple

Caipirinhas with pineapple

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • No cook
  • Easy
  • Makes 8

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

Nutrition: Per caipirinha
NutrientUnit
kcal433
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs80g
sugars77g
fibre2g
protein1g
salt0g
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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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2014

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