Homecoming Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

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Homecoming Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe

Created by chef Anika Zappe of Root Down a Denver, Colorado restaurant, this recipe is extremely simple to make. It’s as easy as starting with a muddle of Fuji apple, lemon, sage, and cinnamon agave nectar, topping it off with your favorite cachaça and apple juice, then mixing it up. Not only is the flavor meld brilliant, but this variation is lighter on the alcohol level than its predecessor, so it’s a perfect sipper for a casual evening as well. When you want to bring autumn flavors to this popular cachaça cocktail, try this homecoming caipirinha recipe. Featuring apples, sage, and cinnamon, it combines the flavor of autumn and some of your favorite spirits.


  • Using a rolling method allows you to mix cocktails successfully and for a fun experience. The key is to use two glasses of similar size for agitation. Adding ice to the serving glass makes up for any loss during the process.
  • Cinnamon is a common flavor of agave nectar (sometimes referred to as agave syrup), and it can be obtained in stores or online.
  • You can also flavor regular agave nectar with cinnamon. A simple way to prepare this is by stirring in 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the 1/2 ounce of nectar required in a mixing glass before adding the other ingredients. You may need more cinnamon or nectar to taste.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Homecoming Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe is 2 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Homecoming Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe is 236 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Homecoming Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • mixing glass
  • shaker tin


  • old-fashioned glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 slices lemon
  • 2 slices Fuji apple
  • 1 leaf sage
  • 1 1/2 ounces cachaça
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon agave nectar
  • 3 ounces organic unfiltered apple juice

Steps to Make It

  • Muddle the apples, lemons, sage, and cinnamon agave nectar in a mixing glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice. Add cachaça and apple juice.
  • Roll between two glasses (or the glass and a shaker tin). Wait until well blended.
  • Pour into an old-fashioned glass, top it off with fresh ice.

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