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Caipirinha

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.

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

OccasionCocktail Party

Recipe Coursebeverage

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Moodfestive, romantic

Taste and Texturesweet, tart

Type of Dishcocktails

Ingredients

  • 1 medium lime. cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 heaping tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 oz. (¼ cup) cachaca

Instructions

  1. 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.

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