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Caipirhana & Cherrish

Potions of the Ocean:
Caipirhana & Cherrish

by Bridget Charters

Since 2016, we’ve brought you many cocktails. This month, we’ve decided to expand our section to non-alcoholic favorites too. Do you have a favorite drink you’d like to share? Drop us a line at editorial@nwyachting.com.

Caipirinha Cocktail


  • 2 limes
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Ice cubes as needed
  • 4 (2oz) shots cachaça

Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, a liquor made from sugarcane, sugar, and lime. Cachaça, like rum and tequila, has varying quality levels and aging characteristics. It is typically stored in the native Brazilian woods, which lends a unique flavor.

Similar to a bourbon old fashioned, Caipirinha is made with sugar and citrus and offers a bit of sunshine during these cold winter months. Let’s imagine those hot, sunny beaches while we build our ark!

Directions:Wash and cut both edges of the limes. Cut lime in half then cut each lime lengthwise in thin stripes. Cut each half-lime crosswise and pour the small dice in a cup. Repeat the process with all the limes.

Add 1 tablespoon sugar to each glass, then muddle diced lime by pounding and pressing with a wood muddler until sugar is dissolved. Over muddling will make the lime taste bitter. Add 1 tablespoon water, 1 shot of cachaça and stir well. Fill each glass with ice, stir well, and serve.

Cherrish Smoothie Mocktail

Cherrish Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of frozen fruit, your choice
  • 1 cup of frozen or raw spinach & kale
  • 1 three oz pouch of Cherrish
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • Add 1 scoop of favorite protein powder (optional)
  • Add a splash of water
  • Add a little honey (optional)

As much as boating and a few drinks at the end of the day go together, every once in a while it’s nice to take a break from the booze and enjoy an alcohol-free alternative. We asked around for favorite non-alcoholic drink recipes to accompany this month’s Potions of the Ocean and heard back from Chris Bingham, a broker over at Emerald Pacific Yacht Sales, who told us about Cherrish, a cherry juice drink that can be drunk right out of the bottle or used as an ingredient in cocktails, smoothies, or as a base for stewed fruits and desserts.

Cherry juice is rich in anti-oxidants and anthocyanins. It’s a great detox drink if you’re laying off the alcohol.
Directions:In a large blender, add the following ingredients and blend on a high speed for 1 minute or until fully blended.

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