Lemongrass Caipirinha

Lemongrass and club soda brighten this delicious Brazilian cocktail and can be enjoyed while relaxing at home, or while out enjoying these remaining hot Summer days. It’s similar to a mojito cocktail, but utilizes the Brazilian rum, cachaҫa, which has a more intense flavor the commonly used light rum. It’s a perfect complement to Lemongrass Grilled Chicken and Veggie Spring Rolls.

Makes 1 serving

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz Cachaҫa Brazilian Rum (any light rum can be substituted)
1 lime, halved, then slice 1 half
1 sugar cube (or 1 tbsp)
1-2 pieces coarsely chopped lemongrass stalk
Ice cubes

TO MIX:

In a tall rocks glass, squeeze in 1/2 of a lime. Add in sugar and lemongrass, the 1-2 ice cubes.

Muddle ingredients together until ice is almost completely crushed.

Fill glass with ice, then pour rum over ice and top with club soda. Stir and garnish with lime slice.

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