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how to make caipirinha
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How to Make Caipirinha

The classic caipirinha is the mother of all Brazilian cocktails. This refreshing 3-ingredient drink, is the perfect treat to spend a great summer afternoon with your amigos and familia. It's a delicious cocktail that pairs wonderfully with a churrasco, and all things grilled. Your summer bbq festas will never be the same! - recipe makes 2 servings.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Keyword: cachaca, cocktails
Servings: 2 servings
Author: aline_shaw


  • 5 whole limes
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup cachaça
  • ice to taste


  • juice 3 of the limes and set aside - you'll want about a 1/3 of a cup of juice, give or take
  • cut the other 2 limes in 8 pieces each
  • Add the sugar and the lime pieces to a cup and muddle until you've juiced all the little pieces and they're nicely combined with the sugar
  • add the lime juice and the cachaça to the muddled limes and stir gently to dissolve the sugar - approx. 2 minutes
  • fill 2 cups with ice, and top them with caipirinha