Pumpkin Spiced Caipirinha


We had never heard of this drink before, but apparently it is the mojito of Brazil. In honor of the past Olympics, we decided to make a pumpkin version and spice it up a bit. Yes, you can nd Cachaca (distilled spirit from Brazil), but use a rum of your choice if you don’t want to buy a big bottle of it.

– 1/2 lime, cut into 4 pieces
– 4 ounces brown sugar simple syrup
– 3 ounces Cachaca rum
– 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice
– Ice

1. Make your own brown sugar simple syrup.  Dissolve half a cup of brown sugar in half a cup of water in a saucepan, bring to a slow boil, let cool, then store in the refrigerator.
2. Muddle the lime, simple syrup, pumpkin an spice in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.  Add for ice cubes and let sit for 15 minutes.  Add Cachaca and shake until thoroughly mixed and chilled.  Strain into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with a lime wheel.  We found that the longer we let it sit on ice, the better it tasted.

If you like funky cocktails, this may be the treat for you. Inspired by Popsugar.com