Cocktail of the Week: Caipiroska





Friday is a day off this week so why not start a four-day weekend by indulging in CellarVie Wines’ Cocktail of the Week, the Caipiroska. Popular in South America, the Caipiroska is prepared with vodka and in this instance we suggest using Grey Goose Vodka which coincidentally, just happens to be our ‘Spirit of the Month’. 
 
Did you know: The origin of the cocktail is widely disputed but the absolute truth remains unknown. There are however a large amount of interesting theories that range from the widely speculative and ridiculous, to ones with perhaps a little more foundation.
 
One story suggests the cocktail originated in New Orleans in the 1800s. Legend has it that Antoine Peychaud, a Creole apothecary from the French colony of Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, served his blend of bitters (a gentian-based bitters with a lighter, sweeter taste than Angostura) and brandy in eggcups, known as "coquetiers" to the French-speaking residents. The word later evolved to "cock-tay," and subsequently, so they say, finally to cocktail…
 
But let’s not speculate, here is a recipe for our Cocktail of the Week: -
 
Caipiroska:   
 
Ingredients
 
50 ml GREY GOOSE Vodka
 
1 Lime
 
1 teaspoon white sugar
 
1 teaspoon demerara sugar
 
Crushed Ice
 
Club Soda
 
Method
 
Using an old fashioned or highball glass, crush the sugar into the previously cut lime wedges with a spoon. Be careful when muddling the lime as too much acidity makes the Caipiroska too bitter.
 
Place the lime wedges at the bottom of the old fashioned glass and fill with crushed ice.
 
Pour the Grey Goose Vodka in and stir well.
 
Garnish with a lime wedge.

View our previous Cocktails of the Week from last month:
 
The Pear Head
 
Penderyn Catch
 
The Tom Jones
 
The Orchard Highball
 

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