Wash the lime and roll it to loosen the juices. Cut the lime into pieces and place in the glass. Sprinkle with sugar and crush the pieces with a muddle
. Just enough to release the juice, otherwise it will get bitter.
Add the cachaça and stir to mix.
Add the ice and stir again.
If you can’t find cachaça where you live, use a good vodka. The drink will then be called caipiroshka.
Here is a video on how to make a caipirinha.