• 2oz cachaça (vodka is a good substitute if cachaça can't be found)
  • 1 lime
  • Sugar to taste (about 2 spoon fulls)
  • Ice cubes (crushed if possible)


Step 1

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.

Step 2

Add the cachaça and stir to mix.

Step 3

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.

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