Caipirinha

leili / August 21, 2017

Caipirinha is a Brazilian drink mande with lime, sugar, cachaça and ice. Cachaça is a strong  distilled alcoholic spirit prepared with fermented sugarcane (spirit refers to a distilled beverage that contains no added sugar and has at least 20% alcohol by volume).

Cachaça, also known as pinga, marvada, caninha, aguardante, is produced in two varieties: unaged (also called branca or prata) and aged (called amarela or ouro). The best variety to use with cocktails is unaged, because the taste is subtle than the aged ones (which are good to taste pure).

It isn’t easy to find cachaça in London. We could buy it on Amazon. It is commom see ite to sell in some Brazilian shops. The other ingredients to make a good caipirinha are thing we usually have at home. The original caipirinha recipe is with lime. But you can use other fruits, since they have natural juices and some acidity in the flavour.

Let’s move to the recipe. I like to make my caipirinha with a cocktail shaker. But if you don’t have one, do it straight in the glass you will drink.  Just make sure you have a really refreshing drink in the end. If you are trowing a dinner or party, welcoming your guests with caipirinha will be a great start!

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Caipirinha
Caipirinha is a Brazilian drink mande with lime, sugar, cachaça and ice. 
Caipirinha
Course drink
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
1 drink
Ingredients
Course drink
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
1 drink
Ingredients
Caipirinha
Instructions
  1. Using a good knife and a board, cut a lime in four wedges. Remove the white centre and put the wedges into a drink shaker.
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of suggar and crush it with a wooden spoon or pestle.
  3. Then, add a shot of cachaça, some ice cubes, cover the drink shaker and give it a good shake.
  4. Open it and serve, adding more ice if needed.
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