Kai-Pi

We shake our Kai-Pi, and it's basically a Caipirinha. It's sweet, sour, and refreshing. The aged Cachaca and the shaken Lime are a good match for this awesome s

Source: The recipe is a riff on an existing recipe with different ingredients.

ingredients

  • 60 ml
    Velho Barreiro Gold (Rum)
  • 1 whole
    lime (Fruits and Vegetables)
  • 30 ml
    simple syrup (1:1) homemade (sugar syrup)
  • 10 ml
    lemon juice fresh (lemon juice)
how to mix:
Place the cut lime into the shaker and muddle it. Add all other remaining ingredients into the shaker. Add some ice cubes into the shaker. Shake for about 20 seconds. Pour everything into the prepared serving glass. Add crushed ice.
A shaken caipirinha is served in a tumbler with many ice cubes and lime pieces.
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beverage details

featured

bar technique:
Muddle, Shake
equipment:
cocktail shaker, knife, muddler
glassware:
Rocks
garnish:
no garnish

characteristics

variation:
Caipirinha
style:
Aperitivo, Refreshing, Summer
occasion:
Cruise Ship Specials, Holiday Cheer, Tropical Paradise
Color:

aroma chart

  • Fruity
  • Alc. Strength
  • Sour
  • Bitter
  • Sweetness
aroma:
Citrus, Citrus Zest, Lime
texture:
aggressive, clean, dense

detailed mixing instructions

  1. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  4. Cut the lime into quarters.
  5. Put the cut lime into the tin shaker and muddle them.
  6. Add around 5 to 6 ice cubes into the shaker.
  7. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  8. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  9. Pour everything into the prepared serving glass.
  10. Add crushed ice into the serving glass.
  11. Add a short straw.
  12. Clean up your working station.

mixing tips

technique

  • Be careful while muddling.

ingredient

  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.

editor recipe notes

What makes a Kai-Pi a Kai-Pi and not a Caipirinha? Well, actually, just the name and some of the aged Cacacha we are using. We muddle the lime in the shaker and add all the other ingredients. Put 6 to 7 whole ice cubes inside and give it a good long shake. Before pouring the drink into the serving glass, I always taste the liquor. Every lime is different and offers different amounts of fruit juice. I adjust the acidity constantly with some additional lemon juice. Once the taste is adjusted and we pour it into the glass, we put some small amounts of crushed ice on top. Don’t forget the straw.

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