Caipirinhas, though difficult to pronounce, are ridiculously easy cocktails to make: muddle lime wedges with sugar, add ice and cachaça (a white rum-like spirit from Brazil), shake and serve. Once you’ve mastered the original caipirinha, take the strong, citrusy cocktail to the next level with one of these delicious variations.
1. Blackberry & Cabernet Caipirinha
This punch-like take on the caipirinha is made with bold red wine, fresh juices and muddled blackberries.
2. California Caipirinha
Bartender Duggan McDonnell riffs on the caipirinha by embellishing the classic combination of cachaça, sugar and lime with Orange Muscat.
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