Peach Caipirinha

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Be sure to use a ripe peach in this tart, refreshing spin on the classic Caipirinha. This recipe is adapted from Back 40 West in New York. Want to read more about cachaça? Check out our introduction here.

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Peach Caipirinha

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail shaker

Ingredients

  • 1 half very ripe peach
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 to 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 ounces cachaça
  • 1/2 lime, cut in 4 wedges

Procedures

  1. 1

    Slice peach in quarters and place in cocktail shaker. Add lime juice and sugar, muddle well. Add cachaça and lime wedges, fill shaker with ice and shake until very cold, about 15 seconds. Pour unstrained into a rocks glass.

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