If you haven’t been downing caipirinhas while watching all the gymnastics, swimming and trap shooting you can handle during the Rio Olympics, it’s time to start. There’s no better drink for your evening viewing (or, let’s be real, daytime viewing) but it's important to note: making a great caipirinha is all about technique. And good ingredients.
Fresh lime juice is paramount; great cachaça is, too. In Brazil, you can buy bottles for a dollar, but generally, if a bottle of booze costs a dollar, you don’t really want to be drinking it. But several great cachaça brands have hit the American market recently. Avuá is our favorite of the lot. Pick up a bottle of their Prata cachaça and give these three caipirinha variations a try.
Bronze: Classic Caipirinha