After several hours of yard work yesterday, I was craving something light and fresh. This is a take on the classic caipirinha, with a mix of different citrus flavors and some added herbs. I also rimmed the glass in a combo of sugar, salt and tajin for a little more of a kick. Recipe below: (this post contains affiliate links).
For two: 4 oz cachaça liquor (if you don’t have this, some people sub rum, but I think it tastes more like tequila) 2 oz lime juice 2 oz grapefruit juice 1 oz simple syrup 4 mint leaves Several sprigs of thyme Lime flavored lacroix water to top off
For the glasses (I love these) 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp tajin 1/2 tsp salt Mix together on a small plate
First, wet the rims of the glasses and coat them in the tajin mix. Place the liquor and the herbs in a shaker and muddle them well, until you can smell the thyme and mint. Add the juices and the simple syrup and a cube or two of ice and shake for at least 30 seconds.
Strain into glasses over an ice cube. Top off with lacroix. Garnish with lime or another mint sprig.
I am a mom of two and wife to a martial arts school owner, full-time social media professional and avid cook and gardener. I love creating recipes and involving my kids in the process. The food we cook is usually dairy-free and gluten-free, and sometimes paleo, but we make exceptions (ahem, sourdough bread). The “hippie” part of this blog comes into play in the ingredients we use—I’m pretty vigilant about the health of my family and you could even call me “crunchy.” The “modern” part is that I am busy! You won’t catch me making my own nut milk or churning butter (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m more than happy to take the shortcuts provided by our lovely grocery stores and online shopping —especially in the midst of this global pandemic.