Serve in aHighball (max 10oz/300ml)
Stirrer (spoon, wooden lolly stick or stick cut from sugar cane)
How to make:
1. Cut lime in half (from pole to pole) and then slice one of the halves into eight 3-4mm thick half-moon shaped segments and drop into the base of a robust rocks glass.
2. Add 3 bar spoons caster sugar (or ½oz/15ml sugar syrup 2:1) and MUDDLE.
3. When sure fruit juice is fully extracted and the sugar dissolved, transfer the muddled fruit and sugar into serving glass (preferably a 30cl / 10oz hi-ball glass).
4 POUR cachaça (stored in the freezer), coconut liqueur and pineapple juice (also chilled) into the shaker base or glass used to muddle and swirl to rinse before pouring into serving glass. STIR to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.
5. Use an Ice Tapper to crack (rather than crush) four to five large ice cubes and drop into serving glass. STIR before topping with more ice and serve with a stirrer (but no straws).
|1⁄2 fresh||Lime (fresh) (chopped)|
|3 spoon||Powdered sugar (ground in mortar and pestle)|
|1 1/2 fl oz||Cachaça (from freezer)|
|1/2 fl oz||Coconut rum liqueur (35-40% alc./vol.)|
|3/4 fl oz||Pineapple juice (fresh pressed)|
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In drink circles, tropical usually spells sweet. This drink has a tropical flavour but a definite adult sourness.
Created in 2003 by yours truly.
Caipirinha cocktail history and variations
One serving of Tropical Caipirinha contains 145 calories.