Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min
This traditional Brazilian drink prepared with cachaça gets even better when it's made with a very sweet tangerine, also called mexerica in São Paulo Recently tried this. The bartender told me it's similar to a Caipirinha, the only thing different is substituting the cachaça with Premium Vodka. The technique is just like making a mojito.... use a wooden spoon if you don't have a muddler ;)
- Peel the tangerine (careful not to get the white pith) put it in the glass. Sprinkle with the sugar and crush the pieces with a pestle (or wooden spoon).
- Add the vodka and stir to mix. Add the ice and stir again.
Very potent as one would expect, but ah, so yummy with tangerine and refreshing! I can only handle 1 oz vodka with my 1/2 tangerine and I used 1 tsp of sugar to muddle with the zest. And then I ended up squeezing the juice of the 1/2 tangerine into the drink as well. Turned out great for me!