Cocktail Hour | Caipirinhas


Caipirinha Cocktails

We are heading to beautiful Brazil (not really, but you’ll feel like it when you try these cocktails) during this cocktail hour to taste their signature Caipirinha – pronounced ‘kai-pur-een-ya’. This fresh cocktail is perfect on a warm day hanging out with friends in the backyard.

A little history on Caipirinha will further make you appreciate and enjoy this native cocktail. The signature ingredient in an authentic Caipirinha is Cachaça, which is a cousin of rum, made with 100% fresh cane juice and comes only from Brazil. A classic Caipirinha consists of fresh lime juice, natural sugar, Cachaça, and ice … but turn it up a notch by adding fresh fruit and/or herbs for a unique, delicious taste.

Our history lesson is brought to us by Leblon.

fresh strawberriesThe version Sean chose to make for us was the Strawberry Basil Caipirinha. Amazing!

The Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Leblon Cachaca
  • 3 Strawberries
  • 3 Basil Leaves – torn
  • 1/4 Lime
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup

If you don’t know what Simple Syrup is, check out the post on The Mojito.

fresh lime

The Process:

  • Muddle the lime, strawberries, basil and sugar in a shaker.
  • Fill the shaker with ice and add Leblon Cachaça
  • Shake, Shake, Shake!
  • Serve on the rocks
  • Garnish with a strawberry

Strawberry Basil Caipirinha

Cheers to a great weekend & let me know if you try it with any other fresh fruit or herb mixtures!



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