- Yield: 2 servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
Caipirinha, North America style
The authentic Brazilian drink is called Caipirinha, a drink made from cachaca which is white rum distilled with unrefined sugarcane juice. Cachaca is hard to find. So this recipe tries to replacate the true Caipirinha. If you can find cachaca, add it instead.
- carbonated water - 1/2 cup
- gold or white rum - 1/4 cup
- confectioners' sugar - 1/2 tsp
- limes (reserving 2 slices for the garnish) - 2
- sprigs of fresh mint (one for the drink, the other for the garnish) - 2
- ice - 1 1/2 cups
- Add the water, rum and sugar to the food processor or blender.
- Wash the lime. Cut off the ends. Cut one slice for garnish. Cut the rest into wedges.
- Take one sprig of mint and pull off the leaves. Put leaves into the food processor.
- Add the ice to the food processor. Pulse until the desired consistency.
- Serve immediately, garnishing with the slice of lime and sprig of mint.