Caipirojka

[ Source: Smirnoff Tastemaker Sessions ]

Background:

  • The Brazilians used sugarcane juice and rum and called it Caipirinha.

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Vodka
  • 4-5 Wedges of lime
  • 10-12 Fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 15 ml Sugar syrup, or 2-3 tsp demerara sugar

Glass:

  • Old fashioned/whisky tumbler

Method:

  • Muddle together sugar, lime and mint leaves
  • Fill glass with crushed ice, pour in the Smirnoff and stir
  • Add more crushed ice to top
  • Garnish

Variations:

  • Indian Summer: Use a tall glass and top with lemonade. Also add a bit of chat masala/rock salt/chilly!
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