This fresh, exotic cocktail is becoming as hot among international crowds as it is on Copacabana Beach. The traditional caipirinha blends Cachaca, sugar cane, lime juice and ice. This version is sugar free and diabetic friendly.
Wash the lime gently under water and dry. Cut the limes, muddle gently in a non-breakable glass to crush the fruit but not release too much of the oils from the skin. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour in serving glass and fill with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with lime slice and serve.
Caipirinha is pronounced 'KIE-PUR-REEN-YAH'
The traditional Caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail made with Cachaca, sugar, and crushed limes, served over ice. It is always muddled (crushed with a masher or the blunt end of a wooden spoon). Make sure to muddle in a shaker or a sturdy, non-breakable glass. You can also try replacing lime with about 1/2 cup of fresh tangerine, star fruit, passion fruit, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, orange, mango, grape, guava, figs, etc.
Each (6 oz) drink contains an estimated:
Cals: 158, FatCals: 0, TotFat: 0g
SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 0g, Monofat: 0g
Chol: 0mg, Na: 15mg, K: 71mg
TotCarbs: 5g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 1g
NetCarbs: 5g, Protein: 0g
These were a hit at a recent gathering. No one knew they were the "Diabetic" version.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (304g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 1 (2%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 12.2mg||0 %|
|Potassium 69mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 13.5g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 11.6g|
|Protein 0.5g||1 %|
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Calories per serving: 45
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