This is perhaps one of the most exotic caipirinhas I have ever tasted. Partially because of the sour taste of lemon mixed with green apple, but mostly because of the Pedro Ximenez wine. Pedro Ximenez is a white wine grape best known for its role in the sweet sherries of Jerez, Spain. It is grown throughout Andalucia and to a lesser extent in other southern Spanish regions including Valencia, Extremadura, and the Canary Islands.
Caipirinha Venga (meaning come or come on in Spanish) does not only have a sexy Spanish name, but it also has the taste to match. It continuously flirts with Spain, without ever abandoning its Brazilian roots. The classic taste of cachaça and lemon mixes well with green apple and sweet white wine, bringing you the authentic taste of caipirinha while sometimes tasting a bit like sangria. I highly recommend it! Sounds like something you’d like to try? Check out the recipe below!
- 20 ml Pedro Ximenez wine
- 40 ml Cachaça
- 1 Green lemon (cut into wedges)
- 40 g Green apple (cut into wedges)
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- Ice (cubes)
- Gently muddle the lemon, sugar and green apple.
- Pour in cachaça and ice. Shake everything in a cocktail mixer for 5 seconds.
- Pour the mix in an old fashion glass and add the wine. Saúde!