Strawberries are phenomenal ingredients when it comes down to making cocktails: they are sweet, fresh, easy to muddle and add a little bit of roundness also to the most potent cocktail, like Caipirinha.
It takes very few ingredients: strawberries, lime, cachaça, sugar, and here you have a fantastic cocktail: the strawberry caipirinha. A refreshing drink with the right softness that caresses the palate, plenty of elegance, and aromatic precision. We could say it is a lovely, gentle cocktail despite the high alcohol content, but you will struggle to stop drinking it, so pay attention and drink responsibly.
If the classic Caipirinha is too strong, then the strawberry version is the cocktail for you. It’s a less demanding drink, more rounded, excellent as an aperitif, and matches with grilled fish, spicy Indian and Mexican food, or the classic grilled churrasco.
Ingredients for making the strawberry caipirinha
- 5 cl of cachaça
- Four strawberries
- 1/2 lime cut into wedges
- Two tablespoons white sugar
How to prepare a perfect strawberry caipirinha
Wash the lime and strawberries and cut everything into pieces. Put the fruits in a glass, add sugar, and muddle. Mash well to extract the juice and essential oils from the peel, please.
Add the cachaça fill it with ice.
Decorate with a strawberry or a slice of lime.
Other great cocktails to try as an aperitif
Negroni, Mojito, Moscow Mule, Gin & Tonic, Dark and Stormy, Daiquiri, Margarita, Spritz, Hugo, Old Fashioned, Manhattan.