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Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

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The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink. It is made simply with lime, sugar, and Cachaçaa distilled liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice.

The flavor is similar to light rum, but the fermentation process gives Cachaça a unique aroma and taste.

The drink has a crisp fresh flavor that perfectly compliments its exotic homeland. You can find this cocktail in every restaurant as well as being sold by vendors on the beach.

Rio Beach

Flamengo Beach Rio with Vendors selling Caipirinha Cocktails and Snacks.

The flavor can be elevated by adding your favorite fruit juice, a spoonful of fresh passion fruit, some ground fresh ginger, lemongrass or a sprig of mint.

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Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

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Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe - The national drink of Brazil

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 Small Lime
  • 2 Teaspoons Fine White Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Ounces Cachaça
  • Ice


  1. Slice the lime into 8 small wedges.
  2. Using a pestle, lightly mash the lime to extract the juice. Use care not to crush the white part of the lime next to the rind, which will add a bitter flavor.
  3. Add sugar and Cachaça and mix with a bar spoon or shake in a cocktail shaker until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Serve over ice.

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