Cucumber Lemongrass Caipirinha
This cucumber lemongrass Caipirinha is perfect for hot summer nights - refreshingly different!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
- 2 limes
- 1/4 medium cucumber cubed
- 1 lemongrass stalk outer leaves removed and soft centre finely diced
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp Cachaça or up to 6 if you prefer a stronger drink
- 20 ice cubes or crushed ice to serve
Peel and quarter the limes and add them together with the lemongrass, sugar and cucumber into the Vitamix.
Pulse on low speed for a few seconds.
Add the ice and alcohol and then pulse until the ice is crushed and the drink has the consistency of a slushie. You can use the 'frozen' setting for this or increase the dial speed gradually.
Serve in rocks glasses with straws.
Cut each lime into quarters then eights. Put the limes, lemongrass, cucumber and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle with the end of a rolling pin trying to extract as much juice as you can.
Divide the juice and pulp between two rocks glasses and top with the Cachaça (either 2 or 3 tbsp per glass).
Fill the glasses with plenty of crushed ice and serve with straws.