1 ½ oz (6 ct) Cachaca or black berry vodka
¾ oz (3 ct) Simple Syrup
3 Lime Wedge (half lime)
1 Thyme Sprig
3 Black Berries
1 Yellow Melon
Take three lime wedges and place them in a rock glass with ¾ oz simple syrup. Add the Blackberries and the thyme. Muddle to bring the aroma out of your spices. You should now have a pulp with a purplish color in your glass – taste it for balance. Need more sugar or acid? Let’s keep going! Continue by adding the 1 ½ oz of Cachaca . Now fill your glass with ice, shake it hard and serve it in a nice rock glass. The good part of this drink is the smashed fruit floating so make sure you do not strain it!
This is a refreshing drink inspired from a famous one of Brazilian tradition “the Caipirinia”.
The color is purple, with dark veins; the perfume is strongly dominated by the Caribbean essence of lime and balanced from the delicate thyme fragrance. The drink is thick and pulpy, very tasty and well-balanced.
Listen to Jacopo and Zane make this drink with instructions on the Drinking Made Easy Podcast # 17.