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.Slideshow:Tasty Tropical Cocktails
1 small lime, cut into 6 wedges
1 tablespoon Demerara or other raw sugar
2 ounces cachaça
How to Make It
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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