Hey there folks!
Hope you have been all enjoying the sun, or at least been making the most of the lighter evenings. I thought that in addition to my other music blogs, I’d also share my love of great cocktails with you. I’ll try and post a new one every Monday. These have all been tried, tested and most of all ENJOYED. My first one was done as an off the cuff post for Bar Biz Magazine and is a real favorite of mine. Most spirits I use can be picked up from the supermarket… I also use The Drink Shop for the more unusual ones.
Spring and summer are great times to start to pick up fresh berries from your local supermarket. Now this Cocktail doesn’t have to be with Raspberry, you could use a mix of berries (it’s always fun to experiment), but I find the less acidic (sweeter) berries balance the flavour of a Caipirinha really well.
Here’s how to make it -
- 60ml Cachaca (sugar cane spirit… Sagatiba is a brand that is commonly available BUT I quite like Germana)
- 5ml Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Chopped Orange (large)
- 10 Raspberries
- 2 Dashes of Orange Bitters (Regan’s)
The ‘How To’
Muddle all ingredients in a shaker
Add Ice and shake well (to slightly blend and chill)
Strain in to a rocks glass and add crushed ice
Squeeze and add two lemon segments
Garnish with Lemon, Lime or a few more fresh Raspberries
It really is a short cocktail that packs as much punch as it does freshness! Credit to Jamie Boudreau AWESOME Mixologist,for creating this instant classic!
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