Session-able Caipirinha

Session-IPA-Caipirinha-96The Caipirinha is often considered the national cocktail of Brazil.  Made with Cachaça, a sugar cane-based spirit, and limes muddled in raw sugar, it’s served over ice—great on a hot, humid day. I was inspired to make a version of this delightful drink with a Session IPA instead of the spirit. When blended with muddled lime, the citrus assault from the hops creates a very refreshing beer cocktail.

Makes: 4 beer cocktails

 

Adapted from BeerAdvocate Magazine: Cuisine à la Bière | Aug 2014 | Issue #91

 

 

 

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Session-able Caipirinha
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A beer version of the classic Brazilian cocktail
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Session-able Caipirinha
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A beer version of the classic Brazilian cocktail
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4 guest 5 minute
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4 guest 5 minute
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  • Cut the limes into eighths.
  • Place 3 – 4 pieces into each of the four rocks glasses. Add a tablespoon of sugar to each glass and using a muddler, smash and grind the sugar into the limes, releasing their juice and citrus oils.
  • Add a splash of a citrus-forward Session IPA, Pale Ale, IPA or Double IPA and stir slightly.
  • Finally, add a scoop of crushed ice and top off each glass with the remaining beer, about 6 ounces total per glass. Serve immediately.
Sean Paxton

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