Cocktails O’Clock: Inspired by…

Brazil

High above the favelas, this drink comes all the way from Brazil…

Caipirinha de Tangarina

Recipe:

½ very sweet Tangerine

50ml Cachaca

1 or 2 Teaspoons Demerara Sugar (to taste)

With the bright orange hue and sweet tangerine flavour; this drink is a great addition to any cocktail party…

Method:

  1. Peel the tangerine and place in a chilled rocks glass.
  2. Sprinkle over the sugar and muddle gently until the sugar dissolves
  3. Add crushed ice and pour in the Cachaca.
  4. Stir well and top up with crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with a tangerine segment and serve with a straw.

This cocktail is based on a traditional Brazilian Caipirinha, which is a great cocktail, but the tangerine twist makes this already fantastic drink a little more special.

I know what you’re thinking; “lies, this drink is too good to tweak” well, I dare you to try it! Pick the sweetest tangerine you can find and don’t be afraid to chuck in a few extra pieces for added zing.

Although this drink is a tweaked Caipirinha, it holds its own in both taste and the look; taking on a stunning orange hue courtesy of the fruit.

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~ by The Fervent Shaker on December 9, 2013.

2 Responses to “Cocktails O’Clock: Inspired by…”

  1. Can vouch that it is good. Batidas (fruit cocktails made in the style of a caipirinha) can be made with many different fruit, another good one is passionfuit.

    AV

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