Passion Fruit Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

Are you tired of the same old cocktails that leave you feeling as uninspired as last season's fashion trends? Well, it's time to shake things up and embark on a journey to the tropics with a drink that will make your taste buds dance the samba. Meet the passion fruit caipirinha, a refreshing cocktail that will transport you to the beaches of Brazil in a single sip.

According to Ksenia Prints of At the Immigrant's Table, the passion fruit caipirinha is the perfect marriage of zesty limes, fragrant cachaça, and the exotic allure of passion fruit. With its vibrant colors and tantalizing flavors, this cocktail is sure to make a splash at your next gathering. Grab your shaker and muddler, and let's slide into the rhythmic world of Brazil's passion fruit caipirinha. Get ready to shake, sip, and samba your way to cocktail perfection!

Gather the ingredients for passion fruit caipirinha

To create the ultimate passion fruit caipirinha, you'll need the following ingredients: limes, sugar, cachaça, and ripe passion fruit.

Prepare the Limes and Passion Fruit

Start by cutting the limes into wedges, ensuring they are ready for muddling later on. Set them aside.

Next, take the ripe passion fruits and use a spoon to remove the pulp. Make sure to extract as much pulp as possible, as it will add a burst of flavor to the cocktail. Set the passion fruit pulp aside, reserving a tablespoon for garnishing at the end.

Muddle and Mix the Ingredients

In a cocktail shaker, combine the majority of the lime wedges (leaving out two for garnishing) and most of the passion fruit pulp you set aside earlier. Add the sugar to the shaker as well. Now, use a muddler or the back of a spoon to mash and mix the ingredients together. Continue muddling until the sugar is almost dissolved, allowing the flavors to meld and infuse.

Add Cachaça and Shake

Once the sugar is nearly dissolved, it's time to introduce the star of the show — the cachaça! Pour the cachaça into the shaker. To bring a refreshing chill to the cocktail, add crushed ice. Securely close the shaker and vigorously shake the mixture for a solid minute. This will ensure all the flavors are thoroughly combined and the cocktail becomes well-chilled.

Serve the Passion Fruit Caipirinha

With the shaking complete, it's time to serve the drink. Fill the glasses with ice, ensuring they are properly chilled. Slowly pour the passion fruit caipirinha from the shaker into the ice-filled glasses, distributing it evenly.

To add a touch of visual appeal and an extra burst of flavor, garnish each glass with the remaining lime wedges and passion fruit pulp you set aside earlier. If you have enough passion fruit, top it with an entire passion fruit half.

Now, sit back, relax, and let the rhythm of the samba take you on a journey to the vibrant flavors of the passion fruit caipirinha.

Passion Fruit Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe
5 from 26 ratings
Learn how to make this Brazilian cocktail made with fresh passion fruit pulp and limes.
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overhead of passion fruit caipirinha on ice with napkin
Total time: 5 minutes
  • 2 ½ limes
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces cachaça
  • 4 ripe passion fruit (plus one more, for garnish, optional)
  1. Cut the limes into wedges. Remove the passion fruit pulp with a spoon.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, mash all but 2 of the lime wedges and most of the passion fruit pulp with sugar until the sugar is almost dissolved (reserve 1 tablespoon).
  3. Add cachaça and crushed ice. Shake vigorously for 1 minute.
  4. Pour the drink into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with remaining lime wedges and passion fruit pulp.
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