The caipirinha is a refreshing and sweet cocktail that’s actually Brazil’s national cocktail—and for good reason! The drink is traditionally made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), cane sugar, and freshly muddled lime, but on this episode of In The Know: Bar Master, mixologist and cocktail expert, Josué Gonzaléz (@josue.allday) gives the caipirinha a fruity twist to make a strawberry-hibiscus caipirinha.
- 1.5 oz Avua cachaça
- .25 oz Lo-Fi amaro
- 1 oz strawberry-hibiscus syrup
- .75 oz lime juice
- Crushed ice
- Strawberry, fresh mint, and/or microplaned lemon for garnish
- First, add the strawberry-hibiscus syrup to the glass. Josué made his syrup out of strong hibiscus tea blended with strawberries and sugar.
- Next, add the fresh lime juice, followed by the amaro and cachaça.
- Add your crushed ice to the glass and swizzle it by moving a spoon (or swizzle stick) up and down in the glass to incorporate the ingredients.
- Top off the drink with even more ice and pack it into the glass nice and tight.
- Pop a straw in the drink and garnish with mint leaves, a fresh strawberry, and microplaned lemon. Bottoms up!
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