Mint caipirinha fruit salad

Cachaça is a potent and popular Brazilian sugar cane liqueur. If your local offie doesn't stock it, substitute with equal parts of white tequila and white rum.

Nutritional Information (amount per serving)

Calories
154kcal
Carbs
33.7g
Sugar
32.0g
Fat
0.5g
Saturates
0.1g
Protein
1.7g

Serves 6   Approx time: 15   Difficulty: super easy

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh mint, leaves picked
  • 3 limes, finely grated zest and juice of
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar, plus extra to taste
  • Cachaça
  • 1 ripe melon, deseeded and flesh scooped out with a spoon
  • 1 ripe papaya, deseeded and flesh scooped out with a spoon
  • 1 large handful fresh strawberries, hulled and halved lengthways
  • 1 ripe mango, stoned and flesh scooped out with a spoon
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
 

Method

In a pestle and mortar, bash most of the mint leaves (reserving the remainder to decorate) with the finely grated lime zest. Add the sugar and a good lug of cachaça. Mix gently in the mortar and pestle, add the lime juice, taste and add more sugar if you think you need to.

Toss the fruit together in a bowl with a little of the mint and lime mixture, then spread it all out on a big plate. Spoon the rest of the mint and lime mixture over the top. Decorate with the remaining mint before serving.

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