Caipiroska
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Caipiroska
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Caipiroska is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that's a twist on the classic Brazilian Caipirinha, replacing cachaça with vodka as the base spirit. It brings together the clean, smooth ... more The Caipiroska is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that's a twist on the classic Brazilian Caipirinha, replacing cachaça with vodka as the base spirit. It brings together the clean, smooth taste of vodka with the tangy, citrus burst of fresh lime, rounded out with a touch of sweetness from the sugar. It's usually served in a lowball glass, which allows for the perfect balance of ingredients to come through with every sip. The cocktail highlights the balance between the acidity of the lime and the sweetness of the sugar, creating a crisp and invigorating drinking experience that can be enjoyed in a casual setting or as a sophisticated after-dinner refreshment. As a beloved variant of a traditional cocktail, the Caipiroska holds its own with a simple yet delightful flavor profile.
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29.63% | 2.4 units *
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Classic
Stirred

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Caipiroska transforms simplicity into elegance, letting the sharp zestiness of lime dance delightfully with the unadorned purity of vodka, all lightly sweetened by sugar. This cocktail offers an immaculate balance of flavors, providing a refreshingly clean yet tangy experience that makes it a versatile choice, equally fitting for a vibrant social gathering or a tranquil evening unwind.

Method
How to make a Caipiroska

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
First cut up the lime in roughly eight equal sections, removing some of the central white pith and ends
Muddle the wedges with the sugar in the bottom of a lowball glass
Fill the glass with crushed ice before pouring in the vodka
Stir to combine and serve
~ This is the base recipe that can be adapted with fruit of choice. ~

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·  Muddle  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Caipiroska?

The Caipiroska is a twist on the traditional Brazilian cocktail, the Caipirinha, substituting vodka for the usual cachaça. It is believed to have originated in Brazil as well, gaining popularity in the 1990s as a variant for those who prefer vodka.

FAQ

Can I use any type of sugar for the Caipiroska?

While the traditional recipe calls for white sugar because it dissolves quickly, you can also use other types of sugar, such as brown sugar or demerara, for a deeper flavor. Keep in mind that these may change the color and taste slightly.

FAQ

Is there a specific type of vodka that works best with Caipiroska?

A high-quality, smooth vodka is recommended for the best Caipiroska experience, as it will blend seamlessly with the other flavors. However, the choice of vodka can vary based on personal preference, whether it's a standard, premium, or flavored variety.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I adjust the sweetness level or the Caipiroska to my liking?

You can adjust the sweetness by varying the amount of sugar used. Start with less sugar than the recipe calls for and taste as you go. You can always add more sugar if needed. Using a muddler to dissolve the sugar with the lime also helps in evenly distributing the sweetness.

FAQ

Can I add other fruits to the Caipiroska?

Absolutely! While lime is the traditional choice, adding other fruits like strawberries, kiwi, or even cucumber can create delightful variations of the classic Caipiroska. Just ensure to muddle the fruits well to blend the flavors.

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