caipirinha (brazilian cocktail)

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By Vickie Parks
from Renton, WA

The Caiprinhia was designated the National Cocktail of Brazil, and has simple ingredients of limes, Cachaca liquor, superfine sugar and crushed ice. For flavor variations, you can add other fruits like raspberries or cherries. One of the more popular versions is Cucumber Caiprinha, which is especially popular in the summertime. But the authentic version is the basic lime Caipirinha.

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serves 1 cocktail
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For caipirinha (brazilian cocktail)

  • 1 lg
    lime, quartered
  • 1-3 tsp
    superfine sugar (adjust according to your taste preference)
  • 2 oz
    cachaca liquor (you can use light rum or vodka, but it doesn't taste quite the same as cachaca)
  • 1/2 c
    crushed ice
  • 1
    lime wedge (for garnish)

How To Make caipirinha (brazilian cocktail)

  • 1
    Place lime quarters and sugar in bottom of cocktail shaker. Muddle lime to release all the citrus juice.
  • 2
    Add crushed ice and cachaca to the shaker, and shake well.
  • 3
    Pour shaken cocktail into an old-fashioned glass, and serve with a garnish of fresh lime wedge.