Shishito Pepper Caipirinha

Don’t fear the shishitos in this take on a tangy Caipirinha—the peppers are (for the most part) very mild. Created by Richard Woods of New York’s Sushisamba, the bright and vegetal cocktail is equally impressive and easy to make.

Shishito Pepper Caipirinha

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet, Savory
STRENGTH
DIFFICULTY
easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 oz Cachaça
  • shishito peppers
  • 3 Limes
  • .5 oz sugar
  • Grilled or fresh lemon wheel, for garnish (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

In a shaker, muddle the limes and sugar. Then, add the shishito peppers—8 to 10, depending on their size—and muddle again. Add the cachaça and a small amount of crushed ice.

Step two

Stir to mix thoroughly, and pour into rocks glass. Top with fresh crushed ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Contributed by Richard Woods