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Classic Caipirinha

  • Servings: 1 cocktail

This delicious, deceptively potent cachaca-based cocktail is traditionally flavored with muddled limes. In Brazil, however, guava and passion fruit are commonly used too, as is caju, the sweet, vanilla-scented fruit of the cashew tree.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lime, sliced into 4 wedges
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or simple syrup
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces cachaça

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How to make this recipe

  1. Gently muddle the lime and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add the ice and cachaça, shake, and pour the drink with ice into a large rocks glass.
Contributed By Published May 2008

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