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Tomato Basil Caipirinha

Tomato Basil Caipirinha is a light and refreshing Brazilian cocktail drink made from lime, basil, sugar, tomato juice, cachaça (rum/vodka), and ice. It's quicker to prepare than Bloody Mary or Michelada!
Keywords:caipirinha
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 Lime wedges
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 2-4 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice (light or original), chilled
  • 2-4 Tablespoons cachaça (white rum or vodka)
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Place limes wedges, fresh basil leaves, and sugar into a 8-oz glass.
  • Macerate well with a muddler in order to extract the lime juice. Stir in tomato juice and cachaça (white rum or vodka), and then fill the glass with ice.
  • As a final touch, you can serve it with a skewer of tomato and basil... and if desired, with a small fresh mozzarella cheese ball.
  • A true eat-and-drink cocktail!

Recipe Notes

For a virgin version you can substitute sparkling water for the alcoholic beverage in the recipe above.
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