Caipirinha

Caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail, roughly translates as "little countryside drink." Its foundation is sugarcane-based Cachaça, long considered a coarse peasant product. Now, excellent artisanal cachaças are widely available in the US.

  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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Ingredients

  • 1 small lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon Demerara or other raw sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ounces cachaça

How to make this recipe

  1. In a chilled double rocks glass, muddle the lime wedges and sugar. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice and stir well. Stir in the Cachaça, then stir in more crushed ice.
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