VA caipirinha cocktail muddled together with figs, lime and a cachaça base.A caipirinha cocktail muddled together with figs, lime and a cachaça base.

Fig Caipirinha

A caipirinha cocktail muddled together with figs, lime and a cachaça base.

Welcome to the first Beach Hut Cook Mini Movie recipe post.  Originally, these were stand alone recipes purely for Instagram but I had many requests for printable versions to keep for later.  Always eager to share, sp here we are and happy to be so.

We made this recipe whilst on holiday in Portugal where fig trees grew alongside mint and rosemary bushes which fuelled our entire holiday.  Hence the Fig Caipirinha cocktail.

Should you wish to have a more refined version of the cocktail, then feel free to remove some of the lumpy bits but I love it as it is.  A cocktail that gives you something to eat at the same time is always golden for me.

Should you wish to find previous movies on Instagram they can be found under #beachhutcookminimovies

A delicately flavoured citrusy cocktail with Brazilian Cachaça as its base.

Fig Caipirinha

1 lime, quartered

1 fig, quartered

2 teaspoon sugar

50ml Cachaça


Place the lime, fig and sugar in a glass and muddle until the lime and fig is crushed and the sugar has dissolved.

Pour over the Cachaça. Add ice and stir.

Should you wish to have a smother caipirinha, by all means remove the chunkier elements of the cocktail but I personally love it as it is.


  • Reply Emma Raphael 1st October 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Definitely one of your five a day then too! I have grown to love figs in the past couple of years – delicious! 🙂

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st October 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Seriously lovely aren’t they?! X

  • Reply Shannon Sawicki 2nd October 2017 at 4:45 pm

    My in laws have 2 fig trees we will have to try this next season.

  • Reply Jeuelle 2nd October 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Whenever I get together with my girlfriends we always have a new cocktail to try! Now I can contribute the drinks at our next ladies night 🙂 Gotta love figs….

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 2nd October 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Love the sound of that!

  • Reply Ashley Cook 2nd October 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I love figs! I have never heard of Cachaca. Is that readily available at most stores?

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 2nd October 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Oh yes, most supermarkets have it.

  • Reply Nawal 2nd October 2017 at 8:54 pm

    This is alcoholic or not?

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 2nd October 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Oh yes, most definitely! I do have some mocktail recipes which can be found in my Drinks banner. Thanks

  • Reply Sarah Bailey 2nd October 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Now this sounds like a really interesting cocktail, I would never have thought of using figs in one!

  • Reply hannah 2nd October 2017 at 10:02 pm

    I shall have to try this, it does sound very good. Love cocktails

  • Reply Chrissy Faery 2nd October 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t drink, but this sounds super delicious!! I always think that figs are such an underrated fruit! 🙂 xx

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 2nd October 2017 at 10:15 pm

      I’m sure if you used lemonade or a soda water instead of the rum it would make the most refreshing mocktail x

  • Reply Tatiana Sieff 2nd October 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Caipirinha’s are MY FAVE. The fact you glammed it up with fig just made them 10x more appealing!!!

  • Reply Ali - We Made This Life 2nd October 2017 at 11:18 pm

    This sounds delicious, I really love a cocktail so I’ll have to try to recreate this.

  • Reply Ching 3rd October 2017 at 12:17 am

    Well I already love your site because of all the cocktail recipes. Seriously, what girl doesn’t love a cocktail? The fruitier the better! I’m trying to imagine if this tastes like a Fig Newton bar haha. Have you ever tried those? If so, I bet it’s tasty!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 3rd October 2017 at 7:08 am

      Thank you. No never tried one of those. What’s in it?

  • Reply dawn 3rd October 2017 at 1:32 am

    i have never tried a fig drink before but it looks like it would be absolutely delicious! What a lovely idea! 🙂

  • Reply Carol 3rd October 2017 at 2:40 am

    This looks delicious, will definitely show this to hubby to try out next time. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Patrick 3rd October 2017 at 8:23 am

    Not a drinker but we’ll take your word that this is a pleasant tasting drink.

  • Reply Anosa 3rd October 2017 at 9:05 am

    Wow, this is knew to me and I find it interesting. I would love to give this a try and have some cocktails with my friends over one weekend.

  • Reply Kara 3rd October 2017 at 10:24 am

    Never had Fig Caipirinha but it looks and sounds amazing

  • Reply Rhian Westbury 3rd October 2017 at 11:02 am

    I’m not a fan of bits in my drinks so I’d have to make it super smooth but sounds yummy x

  • Reply Helen at Casa Costello 3rd October 2017 at 11:28 am

    Figs are such a pretty accompaniment to any dish especially cocktails! I like my cocktails to have character so I would definitely be keeping the chunkier ingredients in there.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 3rd October 2017 at 11:35 am

      Yay for the chunkier version! Me too!

  • Reply Rani 3rd October 2017 at 1:43 pm

    So… if I drink 5 I got 5 of my 5 a day right? lol! Normally not the biggest fan of figs but this seems delicious!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 3rd October 2017 at 1:44 pm

      I’m sure it does!!

  • Reply melanie 3rd October 2017 at 2:38 pm

    This one is perfect for me, as I adore figs – so tasty 🙂 x

  • Reply Katrina 3rd October 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I’ve never been a lover of fig but this looks delicious yummy

  • Reply Jody 3rd October 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I am always on the look out for new cocktails to try and I am definitely going to try this one.

  • Reply Helen 3rd October 2017 at 4:46 pm

    oh wow, that looks & sounds amazing! I suspected Cachaça was rum but I googled it anyway to check. I do love a rum & lime combo, I bet it was lovely 🙂

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 3rd October 2017 at 7:37 pm

      Yes a white rum would work too. Either way the combo is a winner. I had three when making this video! I’m all about the recipe testing!! X

  • Reply kirsty 3rd October 2017 at 7:34 pm

    I’ve not really had many cocktails! It’s an interesting twist with the fig must be rather tasty.

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus 3rd October 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Cocktails are my favourite beverage so I really love the sound of your fig caipirinha. It looks like it would be a refreshing drink! x

  • Reply Julie Syl 4th October 2017 at 6:43 am

    It looks so refreshing cocktail. I will definitely share this to my friends.

  • Reply Olivia Thristan 4th October 2017 at 9:47 am

    I am forever getting cocktails when I go out, they always seem to taste so good! I’ve never heard of this, however it sounds lovely! :)x

  • Reply Dannii 4th October 2017 at 9:58 am

    This is one of my favourite cocktails, but I have never had figs in it. What a great autumnal twist.

  • Reply MELANIE EDJOURIAN 4th October 2017 at 10:08 am

    I agree it can be nice to have a little nibble of the contents of a cocktail. This must be great I do love fig. Never had it in a cocktail although I have had lychee pieces in one before and that was good.

  • Reply Amy Deverson 4th October 2017 at 10:35 am

    This looks and sounds delicious. I love cocktails, so will definitely need to try making this one.

  • Reply Nichola - Globalmouse 4th October 2017 at 11:45 am

    Oh wow this looks amazing, love the idea of fig in a cocktail.

  • Reply Tanya 4th October 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I haven’t had a Caipirinha in forever, made me really crave one with this yummy looking one

  • Reply Stella - The Smoothie Vegetarians 4th October 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I have a bunch of figs in my kitchen! I might need to try this, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Sarah Burns 4th October 2017 at 7:01 pm

    sounds fab – I’d never have thought of using figs in cocktails

  • Reply Joanna 4th October 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I have actually never had a caipirinha before or had figs in cocktails. I shall try it as it does sound like a delicious drink.

  • Reply Baby Isabella and Dawn 4th October 2017 at 9:14 pm

    My mummy loves the sound of this Fig Caipirinha cocktail! It was nice seeing you at #BlogCampOnBoard today *breakfast bagel & egg lady* x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 5th October 2017 at 5:20 am

      Oh thank you xx lovely to see you too.

  • Reply Tanya Brannan 4th October 2017 at 9:50 pm

    oh my! These look amazing. I do love a good Caipirinha but have never tried a fig one. I feel the need to rectify this soon x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 5th October 2017 at 5:18 am

      Thanks Tanya. Figs have a mysterious taste for me but in a good way!

  • Reply lexieanimetravel 4th October 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I love fig, and this just made me feel like I’m missing out the best cocktails in the world. I will surely make one like this, thanks for the recipe

  • Reply Dr. K. Lee Banks 5th October 2017 at 12:38 am

    I’m not a fan of figs, but maybe the combination of those with the other ingredients would mask the fig flavor. I know when I add spinach to my smoothies, I don’t usually taste the spinach!

  • Reply Monika Dabrowski 5th October 2017 at 8:42 am

    Figs are my absolute number one favourite fruit, I really mean that, it’s one of my highlights of early autumn! Your cocktail sounds gorgeous! It was lovely to meet and chat with you yesterday:)

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 5th October 2017 at 8:48 am

      Oh thank you Monika. Likewise it was lovely to meet you too. Heading over to your blog now x

  • Reply Yaya 5th October 2017 at 10:05 am

    I’ve never had a caipirinha, but as a fig fanatic, these look right up my street! x

  • Reply Super Busy Mum 5th October 2017 at 1:34 pm

    What an interesting drink – I never would have thought to add fig into a drink. It looks delicious!

  • Reply Tiara Wilson 5th October 2017 at 6:40 pm

    OH wow, what an interesting, intriguing drink. I’ve never thought about adding fig to anything, let alone a drink. <3

  • Reply Ashleigh Dougherty 6th October 2017 at 10:41 am

    I don’t think I have ever tried figs before, so will have to give these cocktails a go!

  • Reply Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy 7th October 2017 at 2:29 pm

    What a great way to enjoy fresh figs. I have used them in smoothies before, but not like this. Will have to try this out next time I an get my hands on some of these.

  • Reply Pam Greer 7th October 2017 at 3:35 pm

    My fig tree needs to hurry up and ripen!! This drink sounds amazing!

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh 7th October 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I’ve never heard of putting figs in a cocktail. I bet this taste amazing. I love figs!

  • Reply Glamorous Glutton 7th October 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I had several different flavours of Caipirinhas when we were in Rio, each more delicious than the last. Fig Caipirinha sound fab, definitely giving it a try. GG

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th October 2017 at 6:40 am

      Oh how jealous am I? Drinking Caipirinhas in Rio? How perfect. Elinor x

  • Reply Kathy 8th October 2017 at 4:56 am

    I am a huge caipirinha fan but I’ve never had it with figs. I am so intrigued as I love figs. It sounds like a fabulous drink that I must make soon!! Cheers!!!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th October 2017 at 6:39 am

      Thank you Kathy, it’s always good to hear from a fellow Caipirinha fan! Elinor x

  • Reply Veena Azmanov 8th October 2017 at 2:14 pm

    I lOVE figs.! In all things be it food or desserts but I must admit I’ve never had a cocktail with figs before. I love the idea. This would be perfect for me.. Pinning for later.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 8th October 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Verna x

  • Reply debi at Life Currents 8th October 2017 at 7:32 pm

    What a creative use for figs! I love this. Cheers!

  • Reply Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi 8th October 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I can honestly say that I’ve never tried a Caipirinha, but I adore figs and have added this to our ‘must try’ list!

  • Reply Marisa Franca @ All Our Way 8th October 2017 at 8:53 pm

    That’s perfect — you’re macerating the figs and then eating them. It would be a terrible waste to throw them away, especially since they soaked up all the luscious flavor!! This is a drink I’ve got to try.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 9th October 2017 at 7:04 am

      Thanks Marisa x

  • Reply Sandhya Ramakrishnan 9th October 2017 at 1:28 am

    We don’t drink and I am sad that I won’t be able to indulge in the fruity drink. It took me a while to get used to the flavor of fig, but lately I have been using them once in a while.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 9th October 2017 at 7:02 am

      By replacing the rum with a sparkling water or lemonade makes a refreshing non alcoholic version. Hope that works for you x

  • Reply Christine 9th October 2017 at 2:37 am

    This is so perfect right now for fig season! Love it. Such a great drink for parties and get togethers!

  • Reply Catherine 9th October 2017 at 5:16 am

    What a lovely cocktail! This sounds fabulous!

  • Reply Debbie Nicholas 9th October 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Oh gosh this looks amazing and I love figs so definitely giving this a go!!

  • Reply Margarette Puno 10th October 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Oh this looks so refreshing. Never had taste but hope soon (if avail). Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 10th October 2017 at 2:57 pm

      It hits the spot doesn’t it x

  • Reply Katherine 10th October 2017 at 6:14 pm

    What a brilliant combo! Can’t wait to make it.

  • Reply Swathi 11th October 2017 at 12:28 am

    Delicious caipirinha, lucky to have some fresh fig, my fig plant is small doesn’t want to grow big. I think I need to buy some from the store to try this recipe.

  • Reply Nico @ yumsome 11th October 2017 at 9:36 am

    What a fab recipe, Elinor… and I am so with you on the ‘lumpy’ bits – how else can we get away with claiming that cocktails are actually dessert? 😉 xx


    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 11th October 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Yes! Lumpy bits = a dessert. Win, win!

  • Reply Jo 24th November 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I love figs and I love caipirinhas. Going to give this a whirl.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 25th November 2017 at 10:21 am

      Thanks Jo!

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