Brazilian for “drink of farmers.” Brazil’s most popular spirited potable, the Caipirinha is based on that country’s potent sugarcane brandy, cachaça. Be prepared for a jolt! Substituting vodka makes it a Caipiroska; rum makes it a Caipirissima.
Total Timeunder 15 minutes
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturesweet, tart
Type of Dishcocktails
- 1 medium lime. cut into 8 wedges
- 1 heaping tsp. granulated sugar
- 2 oz. (¼ cup) cachaca
Place lime wedges, peel side down, in chilled glass. Add sugar; use a wooden pestle or spoon to crush lime wedges, squeezing out juice and blending in sugar. Fill glass with crushed ice; add cachaca and stir well.
1998 Sharon Tyler Herbst and Rob Herbst