Grilled-Lime Caipirinhas

E. Michael Reidt used grilled limes only to garnish fish before he realized they'd also be amazing in a caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail. "They add a slight smokiness to the drink," he says. "We've also muddled in sliced jalape?o, and that was awesome."

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar, plus more for dusting
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 ounces cacha├ža
  • 1/2 ounce lemon-lime soda (optional)

How to make this recipe

  1. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Trim the ends off the lime and slice the lime crosswise 1/4 inch thick. Dust both sides of the lime wheels with sugar and grill over high heat, turning once, until lightly caramelized, about 20 seconds per side.

  2. In a rocks glass, muddle the lime wheels with the 2 tablespoons of sugar. Fill the glass with ice, add the cachaça and soda, if using, and stir well.

Contributed By Published May 2007

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