Sour Cherry Caipirinha
Caipirinhas are the Brazilian national cocktail, and are made by crushing limes with sugar, and then mixing them with cachaca, a liquor derived from sugar cane. I crave them every once in a while, both because of my frightening addiction to highly acidic foods, as well as their refreshing nature. The other day I thought I would make a sour cherry version, with early Summer's fleeting tart fruit. I have a very captive audience these days, since my grandparents are visiting, and they have long enjoyed being KC guinea pigs. There is nothing complicated about the recipe. I just followed our basic Caipirinha Cocktail http://www.kitchencaravan.com/segment/caipirinha-101, and after crushing the limes with the sugar, I added a few pitted sour cherries, and crushed them slightly. At the end, I garnished the cocktail with a cherry as well. The result is a beautiful cocktail with fuschia traces, that leaves you with some sweet and sour cherries at the end. Enjoy!