The grill has always been a benchmark of summer, from family cookouts to neighborhood block parties. Now, thanks to a recipe from Chow.com, the grill can be used to craft summer cocktails. Give your next Caipirinha (made with cachaca, muddled limes, sugar and ice) a boost with this simple twist: barbecue the limes.
This version of Brazil’s signature cocktail requires no shaking or straining, making it a perfect fit for a camping trip or at your own backyard cookout. According to Chow.com’s Christine Gallary, grilling the limes makes them juicier, easier to muddle, and adds a toasty, caramel flavor to the drink.
Chow.com’s Grilled Caipirinha Recipe
4 medium limes, quartered
1/4 cup granulated sugar
8 ounces cachaça
Grilled caipirinhas are a flavorful take on Brazil's national cocktail, Ann Arbor.com
Grilled Caipirinha Recipe, Chow.com