From Brazil with a Twist

Caipiroska

The Caipiroska is possibly my favourite drink. But then lets face it, anything with Vodka will suffice. Not that I drink often, drinks for me are actually few and far between. But when it happens my poison, as they say, is Vodka.

I’ve never been able to find out too much about this drink, not that I’ve looked that hard I guess, but this morning I stumbled across a photo on Flickr and saw the image listed as a Caipirinha. The national drink of Brazil. Bless the brazillians I say.

It appears that the Caipiroska is a variant of the Caipirinha but uses Vodka instead of the traditional Cachaça.

The recipe:
4 limes
1/2 cup sugar
Ice cubes
1 1/2 cups vodka (from a 500-ml bottle)

Quarter 1 lime lengthwise, then cut each quarter in half crosswise and divide pieces between 2 (6-ounce) glasses.
Add 1 tablespoon sugar to each glass, then muddle (squish the limes and sugar together) lime pieces by pounding and pressing with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
Fill each glass with ice and add 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) cachaça to each, stirring well.
Make 6 more cocktails in same manner.

Or see the online flash version to see how to make it.