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cranberry caipirinha
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Cranberry caipirinha

A festive twist on the classic Brazilian cocktail, caipirinha. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: South American
Servings: 1 glass
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ¼ cup cranberries 27g
  • 2 tbsp cranberry juice
  • ½ lime
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 5-6 cranberries
  • a few cubes of ice
  • 1.5 oz cachaça 45ml


  • Put the ¼cup cranberries and the cranberry juice in a small pan. Warm over a medium heat until the berries pop and go soft, squashing them to form a kind of jam texture. Remove from the heat and press through a small sieve to give a syrup/puree. You can do this in advance and in larger quantities to use for a few drinks. You should get around 2tsp from this quantity, enough for 2 drinks. Store extra in the fridge for a couple days.
  • When ready to make drink, quarter the half lime and place the pieces in the bottom of a glass. Sprinkle over the sugar and add the 5-6 cranberries. Muddle them together so the sugar dissolves, cranberries split and juice comes from the lime (if you don't have a bar tool, then use the pestle from a pestle and mortar, as I do).
  • Next, top up the glass with ice cubes, pour in 1tsp of the cranberry syrup/puree and the cachaça and stir slightly. Serve immediately.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 15.8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg