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Far East Caipirinha

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Far East Caipirinha - Leblon Cachaca

Far East Caipirinha

Photo Courtesy: © Leblon Cachaca
The Far East Caipirinha is one of the more interesting, perhaps even off the wall, versions of the Caipirinha. It's an interesting mix of Brazil meets Japan, sort of a cross cultural cocktail. In this one the cachaça is paired with sake and lychee (if you do not have the puree, a lychee liqueur could be substituted) and an intriguing mix of herbs and spices. The Champagne also knocks this one out of the normal realm of the Caipirinha, but is a nice touch.

The Far East Caipirinha was created in 2009 by Leblon Cachaca as a "consolation" drink inspired by Tokyo, one of the runner up cities for hosting the 2016 Olympics.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Leblon Cachaca
  • 1 ounce sake
  • 2 ounces lychee puree
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce vanilla & lemongrass & chili
  • Small pieces of lemongrass & chili
  • Champagne - to top

Preparation:

  1. Muddle chili and lemongrass in a shaker.
  2. Shake with remaining ingredients except Champagne.
  3. Strain over ice into a highball glass.
  4. Top with Champagne and stir well.
  5. Garnish with lemongrass straws.

Recipe Courtesy: Leblon Cachaca

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