Cocktail Hour : Caipirinhas

Cocktail Hour : Caipirinha

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Cocktail Hour : Caipirinha

You can get pretty fancy with a Caipirinha, but we’re guna break it down for you. There’s no point deterring you from cocktails with hundreds of ingredients, when you can pretty much make the real deal with just a handful. Moral of the story = simple is delish.

The hero of this drink is the Cachaça, a Brazilian spirit made from cane sugar. Not a base you would use a whole heap, so if by some reason you don’t have a bottle of this on hand, you can always sub it in with some white rum, who is cachaça’s close cousin. Quick fact – rum is made from sugar molasses, so not as fresh but pretty similar!

This super fresh delight could be made while wearing a blind fold and can literally be made in 3 easy steps ~ enjoy!

Cocktail Hour : Caipirinha

Ingredients:

2 limes

1/4 medium cucumber, cubed

1 lemongrass stalk, outer leaves removed and soft centre finely diced

4 tbsp sugar

4 tbsp Cachaça (or up to 6 if you prefer a stronger drink)

20 ice cubes or crushed ice to serve

How:

1. Cut each lime into quarters then eights. Put the limes, lemongrass, cucumber and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle with the end of a rolling pin trying to extract as much juice as you can.

2. Divide the juice and pulp between two rocks glasses and top with the Cachaça (either 2 or 3 tbsp per glass).

3. Fill the glasses with plenty of crushed ice and serve with straws.

Cocktail Hour : Caipirinha

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