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SusanB Apr 21, 2008 11:25 AM

Anyone know how to make this drink? I had one at a restaurant on Roatan and I loved it! I'm assuming just vodka, lots of lime and a sugar syrup? Thanks.

  1. ShadowedOne Apr 21, 2008 11:39 AM

    Per Wikipedia, a Caipiroska is simply a "Caipirinha made of vodka in stead of the usual Cachaça." So taking that thread I would imagine you could use any Caipirinha recipe you like. The Wikipedia article includes a basic recipe:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipiroska

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      SusanB Apr 24, 2008 06:31 AM

      Thanks very much. I'm using my PC at work, and for some reason, I am not able to view any site with a .org in it. I'll have to check this out when I'm at home. I notice someone below has referred me to a thread on Chowhound and I had done a search, but I guess my spelling was slightly different. Thanks very much!

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      ed1066 Apr 21, 2008 02:00 PM

      These seemed to be very popular with the local ladies when I was in Brazil last year. Much more so than the traditional Caipirinha. They seem to regard those as drinks for tourists and lower class men. Who knows? I was happy to drink both. Just being in Rio was reward enough for me!

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        MMRuth Apr 21, 2008 02:01 PM

        Yes - see this thread too - http://www.chowhound.com/topics/306614

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        cnewk Feb 18, 2009 10:00 AM

        It may be far too late to respond to this, but I learned a different way of making a Caipiroschka when I was in Jakarta last fall. Here goes: add 1/2 lime, cut into small chunks, to large (14oz, maybe) cocktail glass, top with 2 teaspoons of palm sugar (brown sugar may work as substitute), mash together thoroughly, fill glass with crushed ice, add vodka until it covers nearly all of the ice, snap on a bar mixer and shake hard for at least 30 seconds... carefully remove mixer from glass, enjoy....

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          big o Feb 19, 2009 10:14 AM

          Keep an eye on the thoroughness of the muddle -- smashing the lime to a point of excess will result in some nasty bitterness. A few good pushes should get the job done.

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