Look, I don’t know if you have been to Brazil, but I felt it was high time we discuss the best thing to come out of Brazil besides Caetano Veloso – the caipirinha. Though the original caipirinha is a delicious mash of limes and cane sugar, I thought I would add a brunch-appropriate twist, with this Sparkling Raspberry Caipirinha — it’s tart, sweet raspberries so that it can pair perfectly with another of my favorite Brazilian things, this Brazilian French Toast.
Sparkling Raspberry Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe
- 8 ripe raspberries
- 1 1/4 teaspoons unrefined cane sugar
- 1/4 medium lime halved
- 1 ounce cachaça
- 2 to 3 ounces chilled brut rosé sparkling wine
- Combine raspberries, sugar, and lime in a rocks (lowball) cocktail glass and muddle until the raspberries are totally smashed. Add the cachaça and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add a few ice cubes then top with a few ounces of chilled brut rosé sparkling wine. Stir and serve immediately.