Raspberry Caipirinha with Mint

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Author Notes: Not long ago the Spouse came home with a bottle of cachaca, which they tell me is to Brazil what Scotch is to Scotland and tequila is to Mexico. We've been smitten with it ever since, and it wasn't much of a stretch to incorporate raspberries into this wonderfully tart, refreshing drink, which is as lovely to sip as it is to look at! wssmom

Serves 2

Raspberry puree

  • 4 ounces fresh raspberries
  1. Puree in a blender and put through a sieve to remove the seeds; set aside.

For each Caipirinha (makes 2)

  • 1/2 lime, cut into four wedges, use two of the wedges
  • 6-7 large mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 - 2 ounces raspberry puree
  • 1-2 ounces simple syrup, to taste
  • 2 ounces cachaca
  • club soda
  • mint sprig, for garnish
  1. In a rocks glass, muddle together the lime and the mint leaves until nice and juicy and fragrant
  2. Stir in the puree, the simple syrup and the cachaca and taste. If too tart, add some simple syrup; if too sweet, squeeze in some lime. The cachaca should sing through the fruit.
  3. Fill the glass with cracked ice or ice cubes, top with a spritz of club soda and garnish with a mint sprig. Kick back, enjoy and pretend you are in Rio.
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Tags: Brazilian, cachaca, lime, mint, raspberries

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Michelle_kitchen

about 3 years ago Michelle S.

Sounds soooooo delish! I'll have to try this one!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Yes, Michelle, it is wonderful and just slightly different!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I don't drink much hard liquor but may have to apply myself for this ....

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Yay!! :)

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds super yummy! I've yet to get some cachaca, but will definitely have to remedy that!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

I heartily recommend it!

Me

about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

So perfect!!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Thanks so much, ChezSuzanne!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Haha, love!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Best drink ever and with raspberries. Wow!

Me

about 3 years ago wssmom

Love cachaca!