Classic Caipirinha

Try this wonderfully refreshing Brazilian cocktail this summer

The Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail and one of the most consumed cocktails in the world. With a name that means “little peasant girl”, the Caipirinha is made with Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage cachaça, sugar and lime, also known as Pinga or Caninha.

Served ice-cold this refreshing drink is perfect to get a summer soirée off with a swing and here’s a recipe from Aaron Wall of the London Cocktail Club for you to try out on your guests.

What you will need

50ml of White Cachaca 
6 lime wedges 
2 bar-spoons brown sugar
Clear tumbler and crushed ice to serve

The method

Take off a little of the rind to release the flavour and cut a lime wheel and the rest into four pieces. 
Muddle a piece of lime with the sugar in the bottom of the glass.
Add enough crushed ice to fill half the glass, add more lime then the Cachaca and churn well.
Cap with more crushed ice and add the lime wheel to garnish for a classic caipirinha.
If you want to add something additional to lime, try a blackberry, or mint sprig and remaining sugar.


Our Pick 

Ypioca Cachaca Prata 70cl available from Sainsburys for £28.57 per ltr


Posted in Recipe

by Alix O'Neill
on on 05 July 2016

  summer cocktail

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