A caipirinha (pronounced kai - preen - ya) is the national cocktail of Brazil, made with the national liquor Cachaça. Within the last ten years, caipirinha's popularity has grown tremendously thanks to the International Bartender Association's addition of it to their official cocktail list. Although it's not common in the majority of bars, there are a growing number of establishments where caipirinhas appear on the menu. The ingredients and drink making technique are similar to that of a mojito. To learn how it's made,
2 oz. Cachaça
1 tsp. Sugar
- Cut the lime into 8 wedges and put in a rocks or old-fashioned glass.
- Add sugar. Muddle the lime and sugar together until they are well mixed.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice.
- Add Cachaca. Stir.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.