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BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA COCKTAIL

BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA COCKTAIL

This Brazilian cocktail recipe is their national cocktail and served in almost any bar.  It is sweet and limey, but be careful because it really packs a punch! I like to serve this cocktail with a few Savory Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Palmiers or Honey Bourbon Glazed Scallops. Now it will feel like a party.

A Brazilian cocktail of Cachaca, lime, and sugar served in a highball glass garnished with a slice of lime.

Don’t you love a drink that reminds you of a great time in a beautiful place AND it only has three ingredients?  Score!  

I discovered this wonderful cocktail at the suggestion of friends while in a sweet little bar across the street from Impanema beach in Rio de Janeiro.  I’m not sure if it was the beautiful location combined with watching the gorgeous people on the beach while sipping this magical elixir or if the cocktail was that incredibly good.  

After my first one, I decided it was indeed THAT good. After my second one, I didn’t think about it anymore and just enjoyed the last few sips.

WHAT IS CACHAÇA?

Cachaça is a Brazilian distilled liquor made from fresh sugar cane juice.  It is often thought of as a type of rum but is very distinctive and different.

Cachaça is slightly less sweet than rum and has more fruity, sometimes even vegetal notes.  Like rum, it comes in Blanco and Gold varieties. The Gold, sometimes called ‘Amarela’ is aged in barrels for at least one year.

A Brazilian cocktail of Cachaca, lime, and sugar served in a highball glass garnished with a slice of lime.

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A Brazilian cocktail of Cachaca, lime, and sugar served in a highball glass garnished with a slice of lime.

BRAZILIAN CAIPIRINHA COCKTAIL


  • Author: Eats By The Beach
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1 1x

Description

This Brazilian cocktail is considered the national drink.  Cachaca and lime muddled with sugar and served over ice makes a delicious, and strong libation.


Scale

Ingredients

1 lime, cut into slices

11 ½ teaspoons superfine sugar

2 ounces cachaça


Instructions

In a Hi-Ball or Old Fashioned glass, place 3 or 4 lime slices and the sugar.  Use a cocktail muddler to press as much of the juice from the lime slices.

Pour in the liquor and stir until the sugar dissolves completely.

Fill the glass with ice and stir again.

Garnish with a slice of lime on the rim of the glass.


  • Category: Starters - Cocktails
  • Method: Muddle
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Keywords: Brazilian cocktail, cocktail recipes, Happy Hour, Girl's night out, Cachaca recipes

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