Caipirinha Recipe
A Delicious Recipe to Taste with Brazilian Food!

Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugar cane rum), sugar and lime.

There are many ways of preparing a delicious caipirinha. This caipirinha recipe gives you an idea of the Brazilian way...

Watch this video and try it on your own!


1/2 Tahiti lemon, quartered 1 teaspoon white sugar 2 1/2 fluid ounces cachaça (preferably the artesanal cachaça, not the industrial one.) 1 cup of ice cubes


1.In a large rocks glass squeeze and drop in 2 eighths of lemon. Add sugar, crush and mix with a spoon. Pour in the cachaca and plenty of ice. Stir well.

Brazilian Tip, by Debora:

As a Brazilian myself, I prepare Caipirinha in a slightly different way: the ingredients are still the same (although you can substitute the cachaça for dark rum - it will then be called "Caipiríssima"). You should crush the sliced lime (unpeeled, please!) and the sugar in a glass, mix in the cachaça (or rum) and a few ice cubes. As for the comments on using either limes or lemons, I can assure you that what is sold in the US as lime is exactly what Brazilians call "limão Tahiti". So, go with the lime!

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