Frozen caipirinha

Cool down with this frozen spin on the classic Brazilian Caipirinha. The secret is squeezing as much lime into the sugar as you can

  • Prep:10 mins
    plus at least 4 hrs freezing, no cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 232
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 30g
  • sugars 30g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 2 limes, halved
  • 6 tbsp golden granulated sugar
  • 400g ice
  • 200ml cachaça


  1. Cut each of the lime halves into four chunks. Put in a large mortar with the sugar and squish well with a pestle to break them down – they will release their juices, leaving you with a sweet lime syrup. Remove the lime peel, squeeze to release the last bits of juice, then discard. Transfer the lime syrup to a small plastic container and freeze for at least 4 hrs, ideally overnight.

  2. When you’re ready to make the cocktail, put the ice in a blender suitable for crushing ice, then add the frozen syrup and cachaça. Blend at a high speed until smooth and thick. Transfer to cocktail glasses or tumblers and serve immediately.

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