Key lime and lemon caipirinha

Key lime and lemon caipirinha


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About this recipe: A traditional Brazilian caipirinha is made with limes. This version uses lemons and key limes for a twist on this classic Brazilian drink. If you can't find cachaça (sugar cane liqueur) at your local off-licence, it is available online, or ask them to order it for you - it's well worth it!


Serves: 1 

  • 2 lemons, quartered and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 cubes ice
  • 1 key lime, juiced
  • 250ml cachaça (preferably aged)

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Place the limes in a short glass. Add sugar and muddle well with a pestle to extract the juice from the limes; add ice.
  2. Add key lime juice and cachaça and stir; chill and serve.
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Key limes are difficult to find in the UK and Ireland. You can order key lime juice online or simply use ordinary limes.

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