How to make Caipirinha (Traditional Brazilian drink)


A Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail. It's made with fresh limes and a bit of sugar, but what makes this drink really special is the addition of cachaça, a spirit made from distilled sugarcane juice. This drink is bright and refreshing, making it the perfect cocktail to enjoy on a warm day. There are many variations of this lovely drink, but this recipe follows the traditional lime-based approach.

Garnished caipirinha

Things You’ll Need

  • 1 medium lime, quartered

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons cane sugar

  • Muddler

  • Ice

  • 2 fl oz cachaça

  • Small spoon

  • Lime wheel or wedge for garnish

Step 1

Add three to four lime wedges, and 2 1/4 teaspoons cane sugar to a short glass.

Pouring sugar over lines in a cocktail glass

Step 2

Muddle the limes and the sugar together until all of the sugar dissolves.

Muddling lime and sugar

Step 3

Add the ice to the glass, then pour the cachaça over the top.

Add cachaça

Step 4

Stir everything together with a spoon to combine all of the ingredients.

stirring drink

Step 5

Garnish the drink with a lime wheel or wedge, and enjoy!

garnishing drink

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