Caipiroska was born in Brazil. There are a few variations and each has a different name. I do get a little confused at times. Caipiroska is vodka base and Caipirinha is cachaca (local cane) base cocktail. Both of these are originated from Brazil and do not have mint in the concoction. And there is Mojito which is of Cuban descent. It is a rum base cocktail with the inclusion of mint and sparkling water.
(To note: Just like to thanks a few bloggers and flickr friends for picking up on the error that I made on Caipirinha.)
Caipiroska is such an easy drink to make and have with meals. It is refreshing and for me, a perfect summer cocktail that can quench the thirst and heat. And this recipe is taken from Liquid Kitchen by Hayden Wood. It was a book was given to me by ex-colleagues from a previous job and I hardly looked at it. I think it will be a well used book from now on.
- 60ml vodka
- 1 whole lime, halved and quartered
- 3tsp castor sugar
- 20ml sugar syrup (use equal part hot water and sugar to make a sugar syrup)
- a sprig of mint
- Crush or muddle lime pieces, castor sugar and sugar syrup in a glass.
- Add ice to a shaker, pour the mixture in and shake well
- Pour into a glass of ice and mint. Stir and serve cold
It was too easy to drink. Super refreshing and tangy. And just a word of caution, it is a strong drink so do drink in moderation
Please visit these blogs for this week’s challenge:
Rizka from ini, itu – Summer berry parfait
Maree from Melbourne Delectable – Gazpacho
Ange from Vicious Ange – Moon blush tomatoes; Slow roasted tomatoes, goat’s cheese & mint salad; Watermelon granita
Shellie from Iron Chef Shellie – Cassata
Leigh from Chit Chat Chomp – Poached salmon & risoni salad
Yen from Food for Four – Cold prawn salad
Carolyn from Gluten Shmooten – Rice paper rolls
Rilsta from My Food Trail – Chocolate mocha dacquoise terrine
Cherrie from Sweet Cherrie Pie – Quick banana & strawberry ice cream
Anthea from What’s For Tea? – Pineapple, mango & tequila cocktails
Kate from Something by Kate – Spicy chicken thighs with cucumber & cashew salad
Agnes from Off the Spork – Iced beetroot soup
Bri from Bri Eats – Rose flavoured lassi with pistachios
So you have a favourite summer/winter cocktail to share?