One of my favorite cocktails. The first time I had a Caipirinha was in an intimate Latino bar in Camden, London, called Made In Brazil, just around the corner from the magazine office where I worked. This was such a fun place for after-work drinks and their Caipirinha became my go-to drink. Traditionally made with Cachaça (a Brazilian rum), a Caipirinha makes a lovely change from a Mojito or Margarita and requires just three ingredients.
I started making mine with Vodka as I once saw a bar in Mexico do it this. And besides, who doesn’t always have vodka amongst their spirits collection? I know I always do!
Recipe (serves 1)
1/2 lime – cut into four
Vodka – 1 jigger or 1.5 ounces
Sugar – 1 heaped teaspoon
Place the lime into cocktail shaker with the sugar and mash it with a muddler for around 30 seconds.
Add a handful of ice cubes and the vodka. Put the lid of the cocktail shaker on and shake vigorously.
Pour all the ingredients, including the ice, into a glass.