This easy low-alcohol cocktail keeps things fresh with whole limes and basil leaves. It's a twist on the caipirinha that subs white vermouth and vodka for the traditional cachaça, the fermented sugarcane liquor popular in Brazil, and features basil instead of the usual mint.

Kara Newman
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Muddle lime wedges and basil with simple syrup in a rocks glass. Add vermouth, vodka and ice to fill the glass. Stir to chill. Top with club soda.


Nutrition Facts

116.3 calories; protein 0.2g 1% DV; carbohydrates 9.7g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 6.4g; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 84.1IU 2% DV; vitamin c 3.3mg 5% DV; folate 0.1mcg; calcium 10.1mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 3mg 1% DV; potassium 59.2mg 2% DV; sodium 29.4mg 1% DV; added sugar 4g.