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Kumquat-Ginger Caipirinha

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Kumquat Ginger Caipirinha - Leblon Cachaca

Kumquat Ginger Caipirinha Cocktail

Photo Courtesy of: © Leblon Cachaca
Place the Kumquat-Ginger Caipirinha on your list of drinks to try at least once in your life, it is a divine flavor experience. It is a flavored version of the popular Brazilian rum drink, the Caipirinha, in which fresh kumquats and ginger flavor the sugar and cachaça. It is refreshing and complex and, since it is so dependent on fresh flavors, should be made with a premium cachaça. Good cachaça can be hard to find, but brands like Leblon are becoming more common.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Leblon cachaça
  • 5 kumquats, sliced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped, fresh ginger
  • Slice of kumquat for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Place the kumquats, ginger and sugar into an old-fashioned glass.
  2. Muddle well.
  3. Fill the glass with ice, then add the cachaça.
  4. Stir well or shake it.
  5. Garnish with a slice of kumquat.

Recipe Courtesy: Leblon Cachaca

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