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Strawberry Caipirinha

Strawberry Caipirinha
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 1
For a new twist on a signature Brazilian drink, try this cocktail, spiked with cachaça and sweetened with strawberries.
By Paula Kittelson
Updated July 30, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 1/4 cup cachaça
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 whole strawberry

Steps

  • 1
    In lowball glass, muddle chopped strawberries and sugar until juices are released from berries, leaving some pieces of fruit intact.
  • 2
    Add cachaça; stir to combine. Fill glass with ice; stir again. Garnish with whole strawberry. Serve immediately.

  • Cachaça is a Brazilian liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice. If you can’t find it, use vodka, and then your drink should be called Caipiroska.
  • To make the original Brazilian Caipirinha, replace the strawberries with half of a lime (unpeeled), cut into 4 pieces.
  • If you don’t have a muddler, use a wooden spoon to mash the fruit and sugar.
  • For a low-sugar, low-calorie drink, substitute artificial sweetener for the sugar (adjust quantity to taste).

No nutrition information available for this recipe
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