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Cucumber Lemongrass Caipirinha

This cucumber lemongrass Caipirinha is perfect for hot summer nights - refreshingly different!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Servings: 2
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • <b>Vitamix method</b>
  • 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.
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  • <b>By hand</b>
  • 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.