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Peach, lime and cachaça slushie

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Peach, lime and cachaça slushie

By Rodney Dunn
  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Peach, lime and cachaça slushie
This is our summer version of Brazil's national cocktail, the Caipirinha. Try it on a Sunday afternoon while swinging in a hammock. After two or three glasses, though, you may wish to retire to the picnic rug.


  • 8 yellow peaches, halved, stones removed, coarsely chopped to yield 800gm peach flesh
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • of 4 limes, Juice
  • 240 ml cachaça (see note)
  • 110 gm brown sugar (½ cup firmly packed)
  • crushed ice and zested rind of 1 lime, To serve


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    Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth, pour into glasses filled with crushed ice, scatter with zested lime rind and serve immediately.


Cachaça is a rum-like spirit made from sugar cane. It's available from specialty bottle shops; if it's unavailable, substitute light rum.
This recipe is from the February 2012 issue of

  • Author: Rodney Dunn