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Caipirinha, Red-Wine

2 tsp
Granulated sugar is a sucrose formed with glucose and fructose join by covalent bonding. Sugar is soluble in water, increasing the surface area (smaller grain size) or heating the water, dissolves sugar faster. Some cocktails use sugar directly but more use it indirectly in syrups/liqueurs.
4 wedge
Small, round, green citrus fruits. Commonly used in many cocktails for its rind or its acidic taste (6% acid total; 4% citric, 2% malic, some succinic acid).
3 oz
A wine made from dark grape varieties that is allowed to stay in contact with the grape skins, pigments in the skin give the wine its color.

In a rocks glass, muddle the sugar and lime wedges. Fill the glass with ice. Pour the wine into the glass. Stir gently. #muddle #build #ontherocks

Adapted from Theo, NYC.

NYT Book Of Cocktails
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