The Caipirinha Cocktail

"Caipirinha Cocktail"

This cocktail is the perfect choice for sipping while you watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies and games this month.  GO team USA!

Here’s how to properly pronounce Caipirinha so you can impress your guests!

Caipirinha

(Makes 1 cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Cachaca
  • ½ lime – cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 oz. mint infused simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1 mint spring
  • 1 lime wheel

Instructions

Squeeze lime pieces into glass. Fill glass ¾ with crushed ice. Add Cachaca and mint infused simple syrup. Stir with stirrer and garnish with fresh mint spring and lime wheel.

Mint Infused Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves

Combine all ingredients in non-stick saucepan. Heat on medium and stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain through fine mesh sieve, store in airtight container in refrigerator.

 

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