Caipirinhas

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I think it’s going to be mandatory for every country I visit to have a signature cocktail. Chile had that amazing, life changing Pisco Sour, and Brazil introduced me to  Caipirinhas!

I’m an equal opportunity cocktail drinker (except when it comes to beer, whiskey, bourbon or scotch – sorry Thomas) and these Caipirinhas are freaking amazing. Made with Cachaça, these delish cocktails make an appearance on just about every Brazilian menu. Most are traditional Caipirinhas like the recipe I’m sharing below, and some are inventive Caipirinhas with jazzy fruits and flavors. Cachaça, made from sugarcane, is Brazils most popular form of hard liquor and today I’m bringing it stateside.

Caipirinhas

Inspired by the dozens of Caipirinhas I consumed while in Brazil, I wanted to introduce Thomas to this drink and share it with all you guys just in time for the weekend. I opted for a traditional Caipirinha made with Cachaça, freshly squeezed lime juice and sugar. I topped mine off with a spritz of sparkling water to give it a bit of fizz and to make sure I didn’t get tipsy while recipe testing. (tough job, I know)

These are the perfect way to cheers the weekend. I’ll be whipping them up all weekend long and pretending I’m back on the beach in Brazil with my bikini, sunglasses and a coconut!

Caipirinhas

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Ingredients

  • 1 lime quartered
  • 4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 4 ounces cachaca
  • sparking water to top

Instructions

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the quartered limes and sugar. Muddle until all the juice is extracted from the limes and mixed with the sugar.
  • Add the cachaca and some ice and secure the shaker lid and shake for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the liquid into 2 ice filled glasses and top with a quick pour of sparkling water.
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28 comments

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    Oh my goodness caipirnhas bring me back to my time living in London! It’s where I was introduced to this drink for the first time and it was love at first sip.

  2. DessertForTwo

    I’m going to need one of these at 5pm today, sharp. Are you coming over? 🙂

  3. Katie @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

    One of my favorites….even better when drinking in Brazil. Lucky you.

  4. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    I loooooove a good Caipirinha. A few years ago I had one with slices of kumquat muddled with the lime. So yum.

  5. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love that you make a drink after every exotic travel! Brings you right back!!

  6. Paula – bell’alimento

    I agree you need to bring a signature cocktail back from you travels as this look amazing and refreshing!

  7. Lea @GourmetMommy

    Your trip sounds amazing. I love going all regional with cocktails and food, but Brazil isn’t one I usually *virtually* travel to. I actually have a bottle of Cachaca in the back of my liquor cabinet…you’ve inspired me to make Caipirinas with Brazilian fare this weekend!

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  9. angelitakarmalita

    I don’t know what I’m waiting for…. I’ve got limes, cachaca and sparkling soda in da house! except that now it’s all I can think about and it’s only 10a…. I love the idea of a signature drink when you travel, I think I’m gonna start that new tradition, and I’m down for some R&D too! yum!

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  14. C. Fernandes

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. This is a great website with awesome pictures and some mouth watering recipes. I love Caipirinha and I have introduced it to many of my friends over the years. Most people don’t know this,but caipirinha used to be a medicine to treat malaria cases in Brazil in the early 1900s. Somehow it made it’s way into the city and from there it took the world. Although I love the classic Caipirinha recipe, there are also many other alternatives to choose from.

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