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ELLE cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

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ELLE cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

One too many “ole oles” during the World Cup? Refresh that hoarsened throat with a fruity twist on Brazil’s national drink, created by Kelly Ann Woods of Vancouver’s La Mezcaleria. Built on the bones of the traditional caipirinha—crushed ice and the sugarcane based spirit, cacacha—this is a sweet but tart surprise of a summer sipper. “It’s a late afternoon on a patio kind of drink,” says Woods. “If you want a strong drink, drink it fast – but if you want it to develop and let the fruit really round it out, take your time and give it some stirs so that it all blends nicely together.”

Check out the slideshow below for a step-by-step break down on how to make it! 

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ELLE Cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

Lemon raspberry caipirinha: Ingredients

Half a lemon 5-6 raspberries 2 tsps raw cane sugar 2 oz of Cachaca Crushed ice Extra lemon, raspberries or mint for garnish ELLE cocktail: La Condesa

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ELLE Cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

Lemon raspberry caipirinha: Step 1

Take half a lemon, cut into quarters, the raspberries, and muddle together with the cane sugar. (The sugar really helps break down the fruit). If you don't have a muddler, a kitchen spoon will work too. ELLE cocktail: The Buffalo Soldier

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ELLE Cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

Lemon raspberry caipirinha: Step 2

Crush your ice - either using a rolling pin, or if you can find one, a hand-held ice crusher. (Look in vintage stores and online for examples from the 50's and 60's). ELLE cocktail: The Shotgun Wedding

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ELLE Cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

Lemon raspberry caipirinha: Step 3

Pour the cacacha into the drink, stirring to help dissolve the sugar. GALLERY: The 7 most stunning Brazilian models

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ELLE Cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

Lemon raspberry caipirinha: Step 4

Fill the glass half full with the crushed ice, stirring again to make sure it's all nicely blended and the flavours are broken down. A must-try Mexican inspired cocktail

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ELLE Cocktail: Lemon Raspberry Caipirinha

Lemon raspberry caipirinha: Step 5

Top with the rest of the ice (think snowcone) and stir. Garnish with fresh mint, raspberry or lemon - maybe even a piece of sugar cane if you're feeling exotic. ELLE interview: Brazil's top model, Gisele Bundchen

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