The Bristol's Winter Caipirinha

The Bristol's Winter Caipirinha

[Photo: Robyn Lee]

The tart lime and kumquat make this cocktail from Debbi Peek of The Bristol in Chicago an ideal option for margarita or mojito-lovers who are looking to branch out. Be sure to shake vigorously to get the oils from the herbs and fruit into the drink.

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  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 7 minutes
  • Total time:7 minutes


  • 3 lime wedges
  • 4 kumquats, cut in half
  • 10 rosemary needles
  • Scant 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces cachaça
  • Ice
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig and additional sliced kumquats


  1. 1.

    In a mixing glass, muddle lime wedges, kumquats, rosemary needles, and sugar. Add cachaça and fill with ice. Shake well. Pour ingredients unstrained into a rocks glass. Garnish with rosemary sprig and additional sliced kumquats.