Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cocktail Recipe: Strawberry Caipirinha

The World Cup may be over, but summer is the perfect time to enjoy Brazil's national cocktail, the Caipirinha. 
Our version is kind of a cross between the Caipirinha and Caipifruta, taking advantage of seasonal ingredients.

5 oz. cachaça of choice (we recommend novo fogo)
1 oz. fresh strawberry juice
1/2 fresh lime 
1 teaspoon sugar
3 basil leaves, plus extra for garnish

Squeeze the lime into a cocktail shaker.
Add the sugar and basil leaves, and muddle.
Add cachaça and strawberry juice, and stir to mix.
Pour into glasses over ice and garnish with a basil leaf.

Serves two.

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