Melon Caipirinha

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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1/2 lime, cut into quarters

Two 2-inch cubes fresh honeydew or cantaloupe 

3/4 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

2 ounces cachaca 

Simple Syrup:

1 cup granulated sugar


  1. Put the lime pieces, melon and simple syrup into a cocktail glass and muddle until the melon and limes are broken down. Fill the glass with ice and add the Cachaca; stir with a cocktail spoon until very cold.
  2. Pour the contents of the shaker into a rocks glass and serve immediately.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: About 1 1/2 cups
  1. Bring the sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan. When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the saucepan from the heat and cool the syrup to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 month.