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Cranberry Capirinha

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz Cranberry simple syrup
  • 10 fresh cranberries
  • 2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 of a lime
  • 2 oz cachaca

Instructions

  • To make Cranberry Simple Syrup: Place water, sugar and cranberries in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain out cranberries and chill Cranberry Simple Syrup until ready to use. Strained cranberries can be reserved and spread on toast or mixed into yogurt or oatmeal. Cranberry Simple Syrup can be refrigerated for up to one month.
  • For Cranberry Caipirinha: Add Cranberry Simple Syrup, fresh cranberries, dark brown sugar and a wedge of lime to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. With the back of a spoon or a muddler, muddle until lime and other ingredients are blended. Add ice and cacha├ža. Shake until chilled, about 10-15 seconds. Taste and add additional Cranberry Simple Syrup or brown sugar until desired sweetness is achieved. Pour drink, with ice, into a rocks glass. Add additional ice and garnish with a lime wedge.