Frozen caipirinha

Frozen caipirinha

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Prep: 10 mins plus at least 4 hrs freezing, no cook

Easy

Serves 4

Cool down with this frozen spin on the classic Brazilian Caipirinha. The secret is squeezing as much lime into the sugar as you can

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal232
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 2 limes, halved
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  • 6 tbsp golden granulated sugar
  • 400g ice
  • 200ml cachaça

Method

  1. Cut each of the lime halves into four chunks. Put in a large mortar with the sugar and squish well with a pestle to break them down – they will release their juices, leaving you with a sweet lime syrup. Remove the lime peel, squeeze to release the last bits of juice, then discard. Transfer the lime syrup to a small plastic container and freeze for at least 4 hrs, ideally overnight.

  2. When you’re ready to make the cocktail, put the ice in a blender suitable for crushing ice, then add the frozen syrup and cachaça. Blend at a high speed until smooth and thick. Transfer to cocktail glasses or tumblers and serve immediately.

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