Cool Caipiroska

Cookbook Challenge Week 10 - Cool

Cookbook Challenge Week 10 – Cool

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.

The liquid kitchen by Hayden

The liquid kitchen by Hayden Woo

Set up

Set up

Fresh mint

Fresh mint

Ingredients:

  • 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
Muddle

Muddle

Method:

  1. Crush or muddle lime pieces, castor sugar and sugar syrup in a glass.
  2. Add ice to a shaker, pour the mixture in and shake well
  3. Pour into a glass of ice and mint. Stir and serve cold
Cool and refreshing caipiroska

Cool and refreshing caipiroska

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, ituSummer berry parfait
Maree from Melbourne DelectableGazpacho
Ange from Vicious AngeMoon blush tomatoes; Slow roasted tomatoes, goat’s cheese & mint salad; Watermelon granita
Shellie from Iron Chef ShellieCassata
Leigh from Chit Chat ChompPoached salmon & risoni salad
Yen from Food for FourCold prawn salad
Carolyn from Gluten ShmootenRice paper rolls
Rilsta from My Food TrailChocolate mocha dacquoise terrine
Cherrie from Sweet Cherrie PieQuick banana & strawberry ice cream
Anthea from What’s For Tea?Pineapple, mango & tequila cocktails
Kate from Something by KateSpicy chicken thighs with cucumber & cashew salad
Agnes from Off the SporkIced beetroot soup
Bri from Bri EatsRose flavoured lassi with pistachios

So you have a favourite summer/winter cocktail to share?