Caipirinha with a twist

After several hours of yard work yesterday, I was craving something light and fresh. This is a take on the classic caipirinha, with a mix of different citrus flavors and some added herbs. I also rimmed the glass in a combo of sugar, salt and tajin for a little more of a kick. Recipe below: (this post contains affiliate links).

For two:
4 oz cachaça liquor (if you don’t have this, some people sub rum, but I think it tastes more like tequila)
2 oz lime juice
2 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz simple syrup
4 mint leaves
Several sprigs of thyme
Lime flavored lacroix water to top off

For the glasses (I love these)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp tajin
1/2 tsp salt
Mix together on a small plate

First, wet the rims of the glasses and coat them in the tajin mix.
Place the liquor and the herbs in a shaker and muddle them well, until you can smell the thyme and mint. Add the juices and the simple syrup and a cube or two of ice and shake for at least 30 seconds.

Strain into glasses over an ice cube. Top off with lacroix. Garnish with lime or another mint sprig.

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