“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
Reprinted with permission from the Latin Twist, published in 2015 by Hippocrene Books
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
- 4 Teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 passion fruits, halved
- 1 Cup pineapple juice
- 5 Ounces cachaça
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.