Myr’s Fortified Mango-Agave Caipirinha

When I’m not acting as food photographer, blog editor, and sous chef, I’m with my mom on the cocktails-and-desserts side of the house on Sunday nights.  This was a mildly disastrous cocktail I made to go with the Crawdaddy Chowder dinner. At first I used way too much lime, three or four times as much as it needed.  I think I got limes and oz of lime juice confused.  In any case, it required rescuing, above and beyond following any actual caipirinha recipe.  The final result was delicious, and went a little something like this:

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts lime juice (I’m revising down)
  • 2 parts Cachaça (I used Leblon)
  • 2 parts agave syrup
  • 2 parts very ripe mango
  • 1 part soda water (in context, mainly to cut the lime juice)
  • Float of Gran Marnier (because that makes very nearly every cocktail better)

Juice limes.  Slice and muddle mangos.  Combine over ice, stir.  Float the GM.  Voila.

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