With the weather looking so great, it’s the perfect time for a cocktail that reminds you of summer.. even if we are stuck in doors right now. Put your feet up in your garden or balcony if you have those, or open your windows wide, sit back and relax with this refreshing cocktail.

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Passion Fruit Caipiroska


Serves 2 | Prep 10 mins
Easy | Gluten-Free | Dairy-free | Vegan

You’ll need:

  • 2 limes, cut into wedges;
  • 4-6 tsp light brown soft sugar;
  • 4 fresh lime leaves (optional);
  • 2 small passion fruit, halved;
  • 60ml vodka;
  • crushed ice (see tip below).

Put the lime wedges, sugar, 2 lime leaves (if using) and the pulp from 1 passion fruit in a cocktail shaker (or a sturdy jug or large cup). Use the end of a rolling pin or a wooden spoon handle to muddle the ingredients together, gently bruising the lime wedges and dissolving the sugar. Stir in the vodka followed by a handful of ice. Add a lid and shake vigorously (or stir well). Taste and add a little more sugar, if liked.

Half-fill 2 tumblers with crushed ice and divide the unstrained caipiroska mixture between them. Fill to the top with crushed ice, decorate with the 2 remaining lime leaves (if using) and passion fruit halves to serve.

Tip: To crush the ice, put a few handfuls of ice in a blender and pulse until crushed. Alternatively, fill a zip-lock/freezer bag with some ice and bash with a rolling pin until crushed.

Original recipe from Waitrose Magazine, issue March 2017, available online here.