Friday, July 25, 2008

Weekend Cocktail #13: Passion Fruit Caipirinha

Made with cachaça, sugar and lime, the caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail. Cachaça is made from sugarcane just like rum, so if you can’t find the Brazilian spirit at your local liquor store, sub in regular rum.


This Martha Stewart recipe adds in passion fruit juice for an even fresher tropical taste.

Passion Fruit Caipirinha

  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 1/4 cup cachaça
  • 1/4 cup passion-fruit juice
  • 1/2 lime, juiced, rind reserved plus slice, for garnish
    1. Place lime rind in a heavy 12-ounce rocks glass; sprinkle with sugar.
    2. Add lime juice, cachaça, and passion-fruit juice; let stand 5 minutes.
    3. Fill glass with ice and stir until well combined.
    4. Garnish with lime wheel.

    (image via Martha Stewart)

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