Passion Fruit Caipirinha

“Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha (pronounced ky-pee-REE-nya), is made with cachaça, sugar, and...
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Jeannine Thurston

“Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha (pronounced ky-pee-REE-nya), is made with cachaça, sugar, and lime juice. Our recipe adds a touch of the tropics with passion fruit. The Caipirinha can be sipped at sultry summertime parties or during the cold winter months; its tropical flavors transcend all seasons. We used fresh passion fruit for this cocktail, but if you can’t find passion fruit, you can substitute a tropical fruit blend nectar.” — Vianney Rodriguez & Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, authors of Latin Twist

2
Servings
95
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Reprinted with permission from the Latin Twist, published in 2015 by Hippocrene Books

Ingredients

  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • 4 Teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 passion fruits, halved
  • 1 Cup pineapple juice
  • 5 Ounces cachaça

Directions

Divide lime wedges and sugar between 2 glasses and muddle.

Scoop the passion fruit pulp with seeds into the glasses. Add pineapple juice and cachaça, stir, and top with ice.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
15g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
104mg
10%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Phosphorus, P
8mg
1%
Sodium, Na
58mg
4%
Water
84g
3%

Fruit Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Fruit Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.