Kumquat-Ginger Caipirinha Recipe

Leblon Cachaca's Kumquat-Ginger Caipirinha
The kumquat comes into season in the middle of winter, making this Kumquat-Ginger Caipirinha the perfect cold weather pick me up. Image Source / Getty Images
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail

Place the Kumquat-Ginger Caipirinha on your list of drinks to try at least once in your life, it is a divine flavor experience. It is a simple variation of the popular Brazilian rum drink, the Caipirinha, in which fresh kumquat and ginger flavor the sugar and cachaça.

One of the best aspects of this drink is that the kumquat has a season that typically runs from December or January through March or April, so this is a fantastic little drink to bring the sunshine into winter.

It is refreshing and complex and, since it is so dependent on fresh flavors, should be made with a premium cachaça. Good cachaça is becoming easier to find and brands like Leblon are becoming more commonly available.

What You'll Need

  • 2 ounces Leblon Cachaça
  • 5 kumquats, sliced
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped,
  • fresh ginger
  • Slice of kumquat for garnish

How to Make It

  1. Place the kumquats, ginger and sugar into an old-fashioned glass.
  2. Muddle well.
  3. Fill the glass with ice, then add the cachaça.
  4. Stir well or shake it.
  5. Garnish with a slice of kumquat.

Recipe Courtesy: Leblon Cachaca