Brazilians know how to drink, and this little number is inspired from my days in Rio de Janeiro. If it has a base of cachaca, it’s a Caipirinha, but if you want vodka, it’s a Caipivodka! This is my strawberry version, with honey and chamomile tea.
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2)
1 chamomile teabag
2 tablespoons orange blossom honey
80g strawberries, hulled and sliced
70ml pink grapefruit juice
Seeds from vanilla pod
Ice cubes or Strawberry Ice Cubes
Sliced strawberries and fresh chamomile flowers, to garnish
Pour 220ml boiling water over the teabag, add the honey and leave to steep for 10 minutes. Remove the teabag and let cool.
Place the strawberries and vanilla seeds in the cocktail shaker. Muddle until they are pulpy and all the juices have been released. Add the grapefruit juice and vodka and 2 handfuls of ice cubes. Shake vigorously for 1 minute and strain into glasses that have been filled with strawberry ice cubes. Garnish with strawberries and chamomile flowers.