And now for something completely different...
This week we're trying a new cocktail, one I've never mixed before and, until recently, never even heard of. The caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil. It's similar to a daiquiri, but uses cachaca...which we know better as aguardient...instead of rum. It's also similar to a mojito in that you muddle some ingredients, but uses lime instead of mint. Think of it as the offspring of a daiquiri and a mojito if you will.
It's very tasty and refreshing with a slight licorice taste to it. Also, it's low in calories at around 145 calories per drink.
4 small limes
Juice of one medium lime
1 1/2 oz. aguardiente
1 tbsp. sugar or 1 oz. simple syrup
Cut the small limes in quarters and put into cocktail shaker. Add sugar (or simple syrup) and muddle (squash with a muddler). Add ice, lime juice, and aguardiente. Shake and strain into cockail glass.