Cheers to Summer cocktails! This Very Berry Caipiroska is the perfect fresh and boozy choice to serve guests on a hot day. Moreover, this mixed berry recipe is easy to prepare and balanced.
Very Berry Caipiroska
Are you craving berries as much as I do? I could literally eat tons of them when they are in season. My daily breakfast mainly consists of yoghurt with this easy Healthy Mixed Berry Compote. Sprinkled with this flavourful and nourishing Morning Glory Granola, it is an indulgent and nourishing breakfast treat.
But it doesn’t stop there with my berry love. After thinking of new ways to incorporate them into my food and drinks, I thought it was time to take one of my favourite cocktails to the next level. So I took the classic caipiroska and added a twist by adding raspberries and strawberries into the mix. And born was the Very Berry Caipiroska.
Seasonal, delicious and basically Summer in a glass!
What is caipiroska?
A caipiroska is like a sibling of a caipirinha. At least, that is the analogy that I use when thinking about this delicious cocktail. Because caipiroska is a slightly different version of the classic rum cocktail originating in Brazil.
A caipirinha is made of Cachaça rum, lime and brown sugar. Muddled with crushed ice, it creates a deliciously sweet and tangy cocktail. When making a caipiroska, you swap the rum with vodka, and that’s it.
So in this recipe, I’m taking the caipiroska for an even more delicious spin. By adding berries into the mix, this cocktail morphs into a deliciously fruity drink, perfect for serving at Summer parties.
Ingredients for this mixed berry cocktail
I used a mix of fresh raspberries and strawberries for this recipe. Use organic and ripe fruits when in they are in season to get the best taste.
Use the juice of ¼ a lime because it’s classic in a caipiroska and adds a heavenly tangy flavour.
I used less sugar than in the original caipiroska recipe. The berries come with a natural sweetness themselves but in a healthier way. Win!
When making cocktails, I always use high-quality liquors because it makes so much difference in taste. Opt for higher-priced vodkas and snag them when they’re on sale to save a buck and still have the good stuff.
When making a caipiroska, using crushed ice is best. It blends with the other ingredients to create the drink itself when it slowly melts. Unless in other cocktails where ice cubes are used to cool the drinks that rather water them down.
How to make this caipiroska recipe
Remove the pit from the strawberries. Quarter the strawberries and the lime with a knife. Transfer raspberries, strawberries and brown sugar into a glass.
Muddle it up
Use a muddler to break the berries down and combine them with the sugar.
Add vodka and lime
Add the vodka into the glass and squeeze in the lime juice. Fill with crushed ice and stir well.
Serve garnished with berries, if you like and enjoy.
Tips and variations for this recipe
Use a muddler to get the best result when combining the berries with the sugar. If you don’t have one, use something with a similar surface.
I used strawberries and raspberries for this very berry caipiroska. Feel free to use other berries of your choice that have a similar texture. Blueberries and blackberries are great additions to this recipe. They create a delicious purple-coloured caipiroska.
Don’t have a crushed ice machine? Put ice cubes in a zip lock bag and let the hammer do the work. Or use the surface of an empty glass bottle to get crushed ice.
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Very Berry Caipiroska
- scale or measuring cup
- 50 g raspberries (⅓ cup)
- 50 g strawberries (¼ cup)
- ¼ lime
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 4 cl vodka (1.35 ounces)
- crushed ice (to fill)
- Remove the pit from the strawberries and quarter. Transfer raspberries, strawberries and brown sugar into a tumbler glass.
- Using a muddler, lightly crush the berries until broken up and combined with the sugar.
- Add the vodka and squeeze in the lime juice. Fill with crushed ice and stir well.
- Serve garnished with berries, if you like and enjoy.
Nutritional values are estimates only calculated with the recipe calorie and nutrition calculator provided by verywellfit.com. The author of this website is not a nutritionist nor a doctor. All nutritional data provided in the recipes and correspondent blog posts are for informational purposes only. Do not use the information as nutritional or medical advice.