Many years ago I traveled through Brazil and developed a love for their national cocktail known as a Caipirinha. This cocktail uses fresh limes, a local rum called Cachaça and a truck load of sugar!
For New Year’s Eve I decided to develop a cocktail reminiscent of the Caipirinha but switching Vodka for Cachaça and using some goodies from The Sugar Breakup.
- Serves: 1
1 whole lime cut into 6 wedges
1 tablespoon The Sugar Breakup Organic Golden Rice Malt Syrup (or 2 teaspoons of The Sugar Breakup Dextrose)
60ml Coconut Water
2 handfuls of ice
- Place the lime wedges and Rice Malt Syrup (or Dextrose) in a cocktail shaker. Using a muddle stick (or rolling pin) pound the lime wedges and Rice Malt Syrup together until the lime juice has been released and mixed with the syrup.
- Add vodka, coconut water and ice. Place a lid on top and shake until well mix.
- Pour the whole lot into a glass and sip slowly!
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker use a jug that has a lid OR if you don’t have a jug you can ‘muddle’ (where you pound the lime and Rice Malt Syrup together) directly in the glass, add ice, pour over the vodka and coconut water then stir. Just use a strong glass.
Enjoy responsibly and have a happy and safe New Years. We’ll be back in 2014 with more recipes, tips and ideas on living a sugar free life.
Why is it that everyone seems to drink out of jars these days?..lol Might try this, but has to be something other than vodka.. ewwwhh..
Hey Kylie, how about the following variations: you can use rum (Brazil), Campari (Italy), Sake (Japan). Stein hager (Germany). Do any of these take your fancy? If you don’t drink alcohol (like me) you could add some mineral water. Let me know what you end up trying. Fiona