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.
- Place lime wedges and sugar into a glass and mash them together.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice, add the cachaça, and mix well.
Cachaça is a strong spirit made from sugar cane juice. Green lemon is not a good substitute for lime.
Use different types of fruit, crushed, such as pineapple, tangerine, kiwi, berries, and your favorite.Cahaça.