Caipirinha

Description

This combination originated in Brazil and it is considered a national treasure there. It became popular in many other countries. There are cocktail bars which only serve caipirihans, either the original recipe with lime or any of its many fruit variations.

Ingredients

50 ml liquor (cachaça)
1⁄2 lime (cut into four wedges or slices)
2 t sugar

Instructions

  1. Place lime wedges and sugar into a glass and mash them together.
  2. Fill the glass with crushed ice, add the cachaça, and mix well.
  3. Serve.

Notes

Cachaça is a strong spirit made from sugar cane juice. Green lemon is not a good substitute for lime.

Variations

Use different types of fruit, crushed, such as pineapple, tangerine, kiwi, berries, and your favorite.Cahaça.

Substitute the cachaça with other liquor such as rum, or vodka, for a caipiroska, or sake, for a caipisake.

Yield
1 serving
Preparation time
5
Cooking time
0
Total time
5 minutes