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Passion Fruit Caipirinha: A Twist on the Classic Brazilian Cocktail

Updated on September 17, 2011

For those who want a twist on the delicious Brazilian classic cocktail, passion fruit may just be the answer. Also known as a caipicuja, the passion fruit caipirinha (kye-pea-ree-nya) retains the simplicity of the caipirinha, while adding great flavor. It’s the perfect upgrade for entertaining (or just to solve cocktail blahs).

An example of cachaca
An example of cachaca

Passion Fruit Caipirinha Ingredients

What you need:

Cachaça (ka-shaw-suh)

If you haven’t already tried it, cachaça is Brazil’s most popular distilled spirit and one of the most popular in the world. It’s taste is somewhere between rum and vodka, although it’s often classified as aguardiente. Nowadays, you can find it in most liquor stores.

Passion fruit, scraped of seeds and juice
Passion fruit, scraped of seeds and juice

Passion fruit

Depending on your location, passion fruit could be extremely easy or impossible to find. If you don’t have access to the actual fruit, you can substitute passion fruit juice.

The green kind
The green kind


I’m a purist. Don’t use lemons.

The traditional choice
The traditional choice


Refined white sugar is the traditional choice, but I’ve used brown sugar in my example. Choose whichever one you like best.

Not quite finished...
Not quite finished...

Ice and a lowball glass

For ice, it's better if the pieces are smaller. And if you are unfamiliar with lowball glasses, the picture to the right is an example.

Two cut limes
Two cut limes

Directions (for 1 serving)

1. Scrape the seeds and juice from 1/2 to 1 passion fruit into a cup (see above photo).

2. Cut two limes width-wise. Squeeze the juice into the same cup as the passion fruit. While not necessary, a lime squeezer like the one pictured is a huge help.

The lime squeezer in action
The lime squeezer in action
One of two heaping tablespoons of brown sugar
One of two heaping tablespoons of brown sugar

3. Add sugar to taste. I used 2 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar, and I recommend anywhere from 1 to 3 tbsp per serving. Stir to help the sugar dissolve.

In the middle of pouring the cachaa
In the middle of pouring the cachaa

4. Pour mixture into the lowball glass. Add ice to rim. Fill the remainder of the glass with cachaça (it should be between 1 and 2 shots). Add an extra lime wedge as a garnish.

5. Enjoy your creation!

If you have any suggestions or comments, leave them below. There are millions of more twists and innovations that are worth sharing!


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    • Megan Coxe profile image

      Megan Coxe 6 years ago from somewhere between here and there

      Thanks for the comments. Nspeel, I hope you aren't being serious, because I don't want to be responsible for that!

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Looks like a great drink recipe

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      Nspeel 6 years ago from Myrtle Beach

      Born alcoholic this is not helping although now I am headed to the grocery store to try it out. Thanks voted up and useful.


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