Passion Fruit Caipirinha
If you’ve ever wanted to sip on the flavors of Brazil, the Passion Fruit Caipirinha is your ticket to a South American escape. Crafted with cachaca, lime, sugar, and passion fruit!
This zesty and refreshing cocktail is a twist on the classic Caipirinha, a traditional Brazilian libation featuring cachaca. I had the incredible opportunity to spend a month in Brazil years ago, and the Caipirinha de Maracuja was my go-to drink, so I know you’ll love it! One thing that sets the Caipirinha apart from other cocktails is the use of whole muddled limes, not just the juice. Muddling the lime wedges with sugar releases the oils from the skin, infusing the drink with a burst of citrus aroma and flavor! I added fresh passion fruit as a tropical spin to this Brazilian favorite.
Cachaca is a Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice. It’s somewhat similar to rum, but with its own unique character. Expect a slightly grassy, fruity flavor with a kick – perfect for spicing up your cocktails! It’s the secret ingredient that gives the Caipirinha its unmistakable Brazilian flair.
While the classic Fruit Caipirinha is a delight in its own right, there are some exciting variations to try:
With just four ingredients, crafting the Passion Fruit Caipirinha couldn’t be easier! Begin by cutting a lime into wedges. Add the lime wedges and sugar to a cocktail glass. Muddle them gently to release the lime juices and let them mingle with the sugar. Fill the glass with ice. Pour in cachaca and the juice and pulp from half of the passion fruit. Reserve the other half for a garnish. Give it all a good stir to ensure the flavors marry together. If desired, garnish with lime and passion fruit half. Enjoy!
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