Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

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1 drink


  • 1 lime

  • 4 ounces cachaça (1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar, or more to taste

  • 2 cups crushed ice


  1. Trim the ends off the lime and halve it lengthwise. Cut each half into 8 slices. In a cocktail shaker, using a wooden spoon or a pestle, muddle the lime with the 1/4 cup of sugar until juicy and the sugar dissolves. Add the cachaça and the crushed ice and shake for 10 seconds; taste and add more sugar if desired. Pour into an old-fashioned glass or tumbler and serve.

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