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Brazil’s national cocktail. Try a traditional Beleza Caipirinha with lime, or mix it up with watermelon, passion fruit, ginger, kiwi…

Blackberry & Cabernet Caipirinha

Blackberry Cabernet CaipirinhaInstructions for a full pitcher of this unique caipirinha from Duggan McDonnell of Cantina (San Francisco)

  • 6 oz. Beleza Pura® cachaca
  • 2 oz. cabernet
  • 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 limes, hand-squeezed
  • 1 orange, hand-squeezed

Quarter 2 limes, and muddle along with 4 blackberries. Add two barspoons of turbinado sugar, then pour over ice. Shake vigorously. Serve.

Blood Orange Caipirinha

By Nick Mautone, Author ‘Raising the Bar’

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • ½ blood orange, peeled and cubed
  • 1-2 tsp sugar

Muddle the blood orange and sugar in a non-breakable mixing glass, add Beleza Pura® and ice. Shake well and strain into a (red sea salt) rimmed rock glass.

Juicy Beleza Caipirinha

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 3 oz of fresh juice*
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar or simple syrup

Combine ingredients in a shaker with a rocks glass full of ice. Strain and serve in a martini glass, or over ice in a large rocks glass.

*Orange, pineapple, passion fruit, etc.

Beleza Caipirinha Fruit Variations

You can keep with tradition, or substitute lime with any fruit that contains high levels of acid. The only limitation is your imagination and the produce available at your local market. Stick with ripe fruit, and you’re golden!

Try replacing lime in the traditional Beleza Caipirinha with about ½ cup of fresh:

  • tangerine
  • star fruit
  • passion fruit
  • peach
  • pear
  • pineapple
  • plum
  • orange
  • mango
  • grape
  • guava
  • figs

White Pepper Basil Caipirinha

By Michael Waterhouse of Devin Tavern (New York)

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Cachaça
  • 1 quarter fresh lime
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 bar spoon sugar
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 bar spoon white pepper corns
  • Garnish: Sprig of Basil

Muddle 1 bar spoon of white pepper corns - add sugar, 1 lime quarter and basil leaves – muddle for 5 seconds. Add Beleza Pura® Cachaça and 1 oz lime juice. Shake the mixture and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with sprig of basil.

Beleza Caipirinha

Caipirinha“Beh-LAY-zuh kie-pee-REEN-yah”

Think of a Caipirinha as liquid journey; the freshly shaken cocktail begins strong and potent, then refined, harmonious flavors set in as the ice melts, and ends with a sweet finish at the bottom of the glass.

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • ½ large lime, sliced into 4 pieces (look for smooth skinned limes)
  • 2 tsp sugar or simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Gently muddle limes and sugar in a non-breakable glass. Add ice and Beleza Pura® and shake, shake, shake. Serve in a large rocks glass.

Make two, and head for the closest beach or sunset with someone special.

Candy Cane Caipirinha

Happy holidays from Brazil!

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • ½ oz peppermint schnapps
  • 4 raspberries
  • splash soda

Muddle raspberries in a mixing glass, add Beleza Pura, schnapps, soda, and a rocks glass full of ice – shake or stir. Serve on the rocks with a candy cane stirrer.

Strawberry & Kiwi Caipirinha

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 1/3 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium strawberries, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar or simple syrup

Place fruit and sugar in a non-breakable glass and muddle well. Add Beleza Pura® and a rocks glass full of ice, shake well. Serve in a large rocks, highball glass or strain into martini glass. Garnish with 1 slice of kiwi and 1 strawberry.

Passionate Caipirinha

By Talula, Miami Beach

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • ½ of a fresh passion fruit or 2 oz passion fruit juice
  • 1 lychee or ½ oz lychee liqueur
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar or simple syrup
  • ½ oz hibiscus juice

Place the ingredients into a blender with ice and pronto, or muddle fruit and sugar in a non-breakable glass, add other ingredients and a rocks glass full of ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

Beleza Caipirinha On The Fly

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz triple sec
  • 1 tsp sugar

Shake all ingredients with a rocks glass full of ice and serve. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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