Passion Fruit Caipirinha…..Saúde!

Passion Fruit Caipirinha

I. Love. Cocktails.

Don’t worry….it’s not in a “better reserve me a spot at Betty Ford” love. But a deep affection, nonetheless.

So you can imagine my delight when my neighbor brought over a bottle of Leblon Cachaça as a thank you gift for dropping her off at the airport the other week. I told her I’d be more than happy to be her shuttle service if she gives me thank-you gift like these.

Huh…maybe I should rethink that Betty Ford thing, after all.



Passion Fruit Caipirinha

But let’s get back to the Cachaça. I’ve actually only enjoyed Cachaça in the beloved Brazilian Caipirinhas. Caipirinhas are fairly simple….Cachaça, tons of lime, sugar, and ice. What’s not to love, right? And with a splash of different fruit juices, you can modify Caipirinhas a ton of different ways.


Passion Fruit Caipirinha
Serves 1


2 Ounces Cachaça (light rum can be substituted)
2 Ounces Passion Fruit Juice
½ Lime, cut into wedges
1 Teaspoon Sugar

In a glass, muddle sugar and limes together. Fill the glass with ice – add juice and Cachaça. Enjoy!