This is Almost a Caipirinha. Why almost? Originating from Brazil, the real deal is made from Cachaça, sugar, lime and ice and muddled in a glass. With that in mind, the version I share here isn’t quite the real deal – because the use of white rum makes it not quite a true caipirinha.
Let’s just say it’s in the spirit of this great refreshing cocktail.
This version of this taste of the Caribbean is a bit fruity, using Plantation 3 star white rum, fresh pineapple and mint alongside the lime and sugar. Together, these ingredients showcase this drink as the summery, refreshing cocktail it is.
The authentic version is also served in a highball glass. That’s another rule I’ve broken, as I’ve served mine up in a deep coupe glass. But hey, it’s almost a caipirinha, so that’s the artistic licence I’ve chosen to take. And does it really matter anyway?
Remember to always drink in moderation and only serve or drink alcohol if you’re of or over legal drinking age in your country.