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Kick off with a taste of Brazil


Be it style, design, or food, some things should be kept simple. The same goes for great drinks. Some of the best drinks can be created hassle-free at home.

Check out the video above and watch as Smirnoff barman Frankie Campopiano gives you a taste of South America with a step-by-step guide to the Brazilian Smirnoff Caipiroska, perfect for a summer of football.

Here are a few additional tips to help get you started:

Shakers: If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use a jam jar. Just don’t forget to screw on the lid before you shake.

Cold Glasses: Where possible, store glasses in the freezer before serving your drink. This helps keep the drink colder for longer and creates a great looking frosted glass effect.

Muddling: If you don't have a muddler, use the tip of your rolling pin to release the flavour of your fruits.


  • 50ml Smirnoff
  • Half a lime, cut into four
  • 1tsp caster sugar (or something else sweet, such as honey or maple syrup)
  • A wedge of lime as a garnish


Step 1 Place your Smirnoff (2 units per serve), lime and sugar in a glass and use the end of a rolling pin or spoon to squash it and release the lime juice.

Step 2 Crush some ice by wrapping cubes in a tea towel and smashing with your rolling pin, then add to the glass.

Step 3 Stir and top up with leftover ice. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve. And when friends ask, obviously pretend that it was incredibly complicated.

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