Bright & Refreshing Strawberry Basil Caipirinha Recipe

This refreshing twist on Brazil's national cocktail is perfect for spring!

As weird as this is to admit, this recipe started with a birthday party at a Brazilian steakhouse. It’s not that I’d never had a caipirinha before, but this time felt different. The cocktail felt so refreshing and totally perfect for spring. That night I ended up having 3 or 4 of them because I really couldn’t get enough. Before we left, I texted Rocky, our cocktail recipe developer, and knew we needed to share a caipirinha recipe with you guys! To make it even more perfect for spring, she added fresh strawberries and aromatic basil for a fun twist on Brazil’s national cocktail.

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I also have a soft spot in my heart for the classic caipirinha thanks to seeing Anthony Bourdain wax poetic about it countless times on his various shows. Perhaps a trip to Brazil is in order one day!

Also, initially I had wanted to share another St. Patrick’s Day cocktail with you guys, but honestly… I’m a bit bored of them! We’ve done lots of those already, so if that’s what you’re looking for, here are some favorites from the archives:

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Strawberry Basil Caipirinha

This refreshing twist on Brazil's national cocktail is perfect for spring!
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 1
Calories 175 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Cahaca
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 bar spoonful simple syrup
  • a few dashes of cherry bitters
  • fresh basil
  • fresh strawberries sliced

Instructions
 

  • Muddle the strawberries and basil in a cocktail shaker. Add in the remaining ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a glass with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with more strawberries and basil — and add a cute straw for fun!

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caipirinha, cocktail, easy cocktail, quick, spring recipe, strawberry
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Sources: straws, Moroccan glass tumbler, green linen napkin, berry basket (old), white pitcher.

Photography and styling by Jojotastic. Recipe developed by Raquel Roof for Jojotastic.

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