Posted by Steve on November 30, 2016
The fresh feijoa Smirnoff Caipiroska
For many of us, the juicy feijoa is a quintessential yet short-lived gift of the gods that marks the end of the kiwi summer — a delicious little ephemeral fruit that does not know the meaning of moderation. For a month every year, laden trees make it rain with buckets of juicy green nuggets, ripe and ready to be served with ice cream, baked into cakes, bottled as jam or chutney… in fact, we naïvely thought we had run out of things to do with these delicious beauties until someone had the genius inspiration to make Caipiroskas. Bearing soft, sweet flesh and a subtle tangy flavour, they’re perfect for mixing with three simple ingredients — Smirnoff vodka, sugar, lime — over ice. We couldn’t think of a better way to salute the end of summer.
60ml Smirnoff vodka
1 lime (cut into 6 wedges)
1 tsp raw sugar
1 sprig of fresh mint to garnish
Scoop out the flesh of two feijoas per Caipiroska and whiz in a blender for several seconds. Pour into a glass, add the sugar, squeeze in juice from lime wedges, add the wedges to the mix, then muddle just enough to dissolve the sugar. Add vodka and stir together. Fill another glass completely with crushed ice and strain contents over top. Garnish with a sprig of mint and extra lime if desired.