Caprioska Recipe: Simple and Refreshing!

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The Caprioska is a refreshing Brazilian cocktail made with vodka, lime, white sugar, and crushed ice. It’s similar to a vodka soda with lime but offers a more intense flavour. To prepare, muddle lime pieces in a cup to release the juice and oils, then mix in sugar.

Add vodka and fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, stirring until the ice begins to melt into the mixture. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately with a straw.

If you have any leftover cocktail, store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a day, but it’s best enjoyed fresh. Serve in a chilled glass with extra crushed ice for the best experience. Enjoy responsibly!

Caprioska Recipe

Caprioska Recipe

The Caprioska has quickly become our favorite cocktail! This Brazilian drink is super refreshing and tasty, made with just a few simple ingredients: vodka, lime, white sugar, and crushed ice. It's like a fancier version of a vodka soda with lime, and I absolutely love it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Cocktails and Drinks
Cuisine Brazil
Servings 5
Calories 155 kcal


  • 1/2 large Lime cut into fourths
  • 1 tbsp White sugar
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • Crushed ice


  • Place the lime pieces in a cup and muddle them until the juice covers the bottom of the cup and the oils and aroma from the peel are released.
  • Add the sugar and stir well.
  • Pour in the vodka and fill the glass about 3/4 full with crushed ice. Stir for about 20 seconds, or until the ice starts to melt into the mixture.
  • Top off with more crushed ice, creating a little ice dome on top of the glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a straw, then serve immediately.


  • Don’t worry if all the sugar doesn’t dissolve. One of the best parts of this drink is slurping up the little sugary bits through the straw—it’s like drinking a county fair lemonade!
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Nutrition Facts:

Calories155 kcal

Can I Use a Different Type of Sugar?

Can I Use a Different Type of Sugar?

Yes, you can use brown sugar or simple syrup if you prefer. Brown sugar will add a slightly different flavor, while simple syrup will dissolve more easily. Just remember, it might change the taste a bit!

What Can I Use If I Don’t Have a Muddler?

No muddler? No problem! You can use the back of a spoon or a wooden spoon handle to press and mash the lime pieces. The goal is to release the lime juice and oils, so anything squishing the lime will work.

Can I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version of the Caprioska?

Absolutely! Just replace the vodka with soda water or tonic water for a refreshing mocktail. You’ll still get the tasty lime and sugar flavour without the alcohol. Enjoy!

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