05/01/2015 10:33 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Caipirinha Recipe: How To Make A Healthy Summer Cocktail

A caipirinha is a classic Brazilian cocktail that is traditionally made with just three ingredients - cachaca (a spirit made from sugarcane), sugar and lime - but it's also easy to make a healthier alternative.

This recipe from chef Tom Aiken's London restaurant Tom's Kitchen uses 100% pure coconut water to turn this usually short cocktail into a longer, cooling drink.

Coconut water is also naturally free from fat, gluten and cholesterol and helps boost immunity. Who knew a cocktail could be so good for you?


Want to try making one? Summer is here, after all...

Here's what you'll need to make the Jax Caipirinha:
50ml quality Cachaca
50ml Jax coco water
2tsp caster sugar
Half a lime
Spitz of cherry bitters
Fresh coconut and a slice of lemon to garnish

1. Muddle the lime and sugar in a shaker.
2. Add Cachaca and crushed ice, shake and pour into a rocks glass and add Jax coco.
3. Spritz with cherry bitters and garnish with coconut and a wedge of lemon.

Jax coco water cocktails are currently available at all Tom's Kitchen sites, priced at £4.75.

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