Food & Wine Daniel Boulud's Caipirinha

Food & Wine Daniel Boulud's Caipirinha

Food & Wine Daniel Boulud's Caipirinha

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Sweet, tart and strong, the caipirinha is mixed with the Brazilian spirit cachaça. Cachaca is similar to rum but made from sugarcane rather than molasses. "It's more sophisticated than rum because it's more pure," says Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, patriotically.

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  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup (see note)
  • 2 oz Cachaca
  • 3 Lime wedges
  • 1 Lime wheel

Tools

  • Shaker
  • Muddler

How to Mix

  1. Fill a rocks glass with ice
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime juice and lime wedges with the sugar and simple syrup
  3. Add the cachaca and 1 cup of ice and shake vigorously
  4. Strain the mixture into the rocks glass
  5. Garnish the caipirinha with the lime wheel
  6. Note: To make simple syrup, simmer 1/2 cup of granulated sugar with 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved
  7. The simple syrup can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 1 month
CONTRIBUTED BY DANIEL BOULUD PHOTO © STEPHANIE FOLEY

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