Shochu Caipirinha

Shochu Caipirinha

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Give Brazil’s national cocktail a makeover with one of Japan's favourite liquors in this shochu caiprinha recipe. Historically shochu was produced in Kyushu, the most southwesterly of Japan’s four main islands, but nowadays is made and enjoyed across Japan for its earthy flavours. Muddled with lime, sugar and ice, our Shochu Caipirinha is the perfect chill out drink.


• 1 lime
• 6 tbsp shochu
• 4 tbsp sugar
• crushed ice

How To Prepare

  1. Roll the lime a few times on your chopping board to loosen up the juices. Cut into slices and put in your glasses.

  2. Sprinkle of 2 tbsp of sugar onto the limes in each glass. Using a wooden muddler if you have one, or a wooden cooking spoon if you don’t, gently crush the limes to release the juices. Don’t go too overboard or the limes will make the drink too bitter.

  3. Pour 3 tbsp of shochu into each glass and top up with crushed ice.