Fogo de Chão Passionfruit Caipirinha19 sec read

Fogo de Chão Passionfruit Caipirinha

This fresh twist on the Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil, marries passionfruit puree with Cachaça to add an extra tropical layer to this cocktail. Fun fact: roughly 350 million gallons of cachaça are consumed by Brazilians each year, which equates to around two gallons per a person!

Fogo de Chão Passionfruit Caipirinha

Fogo de Chão Passionfruit Caipirinha


  • ½ of a whole lime
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 oz. Cachaça
  • 1 oz. Passionfruit Puree


  1. Cut lime in half and remove core (this is the bitter part of the lime; it is not sour).
  2. Slice lime thinly against the direction of the core.
  3. Place sliced lime in a rocks glass and add two tablespoons of sugar.
  4. Muddle lime and sugar together to extract the natural juice of the lime.
  5. Fill glass to the brim with ice, and add 2 oz. of cachaça and 1 oz of passionfruit puree.
  6. Cap glass with bar shaker and shake thoroughly to ensure the sugar dissolves evenly.
  7. Pour back into rocks glass and Serve at once. Enjoy!
  8. Note: Garnish the Caipirinha with a lime wheel or stick of sugar cane, as desired!
  9. Makes one drink
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Michele Francisco
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at & be sure to visit her online portfolio at
  1. Create/Enjoy Reply

    Gorgeous!! Sounds very tasty and summery!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      It is all of that and more Suzannah!

  2. Brianne Reply

    I love Fogo de Chão and this cocktail looks like it could be my new favorite (I even happen to have a bottle of Cachaça at home). I’m just wondering where one could get passionfruit puree? 😉
    – Brianne

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Hi Brianne- I would suggest making a few phone calls to the following locations; the Mercado on Foster, the Middle Eastern market in Montavilla, FuBon on 82nd Ave or there’s another huge asian market that took over the Safeway on 82nd in NE. I often see frozen puree in the traditional grocery stores where they sell concentrated, frozen juice. Hope that helps! Please let me know where you find it and I’ll update the post. Thanks, Michele

  3. Rosie from Blog To Taste Reply

    That looks yummy, I LOVE passionfruit. But what is Cachaca?

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Hi Rosie- we love passionfruit too! Cachaca is an alcohol made from sugarcane juice and is seriously delicious! Oregon liquor stores can order it for you if they don’t carry it. Thanks for stopping by, Michele

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