Strawberry Caipirinha Recipe

Strawberry Caipirinha Recipe
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Strawberry Caipirinha Recipe
Maryse Chevriere

This take on Brazil's national drink uses macerated strawberries instead of combining the granulated sugar and strawberries together during the muddling process.

Ingredients

For the macerated strawberries:

  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the cocktail:

  • 1 heaping tablespoon macerated strawberries
  • 2 lime wedges
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces Leblon cachaça

Directions

For the macerated strawberries:

Combine the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a bowl and mix to coat. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for one to two hours.

For the cocktail:

Muddle the strawberries with the lime wedges in a rocks glass. Add ice and pour in cachaça and stir to mix. 

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