Caipirinha - Brazil


  • 1-2 limes sliced in half lengthwise and the pith removed, can be cut in quarters after the pith is removed
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 ounces of cachaça
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice - optional
  • Crushed ice
  • Lime slices to garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime halves or quarters with the sugar and use a muddler to gently mash and squeeze out the lime juice from the limes.
  2. Add the cachaça and lime juice, stir or shake well, using a cocktail shaker. Pour the drink, including the muddled limes, into a short glass with crushed and stir.
  3. Serve immediately garnished with a lime slice.