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Caipirinha jelly

  • serves 6
  • Easy

We have turned one of our favourite cocktails into a smart dessert in this caipirinha jelly recipes. For an authentic flavour, use cachaca, a clear Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane. If you can’t get your hands on any, try white rum.

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Ingredients

  • leaf gelatine 5 leaves
  • limes 6 fat ones, juiced to make about 200ml juice
  • lime cordial 2 tbsp
  • caster sugar 4 tbsp
  • cachaca 100ml
  • lime wedges to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Soak the gelatine in cold water until softened. Put the lime juice, cordial and sugar in a pan with 300ml water and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add the cachaca then taste for sweetness – you might have to add a little extra sugar, depending on your limes.

  • Step 2

    Squeeze out the gelatine and stir into the pan until dissolved. Strain into a large jelly mould (about 700ml). Chill for about 4 hours or overnight until set.

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