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Grilled-Lime Caipirinhas

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

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 jalapeño, and that was awesome."

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  1. 1 lime
  2. 2 tablespoons superfine sugar, plus more for dusting
  3. Ice cubes
  4. 3 ounces cachaça
  5. 1/2 ounce lemon-lime soda (optional)
  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.
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