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.
Things You'll Need
1 medium lime, quartered
2 1/4 teaspoons cane sugar
2 fl oz cachaça
Lime wheel or wedge for garnish
Add three to four lime wedges, and 2 1/4 teaspoons cane sugar to a short glass.
Muddle the limes and the sugar together until all of the sugar dissolves.
Add the ice to the glass, then pour the cachaça over the top.
Stir everything together with a spoon to combine all of the ingredients.
Garnish the drink with a lime wheel or wedge, and enjoy!