To do today:

piture of caipirinha bottle and caipirinha cocktail in a glass

A caipirinha cocktail.

Caipirinha Recipe Secrets

Caipirinha, a traditional Brazilian drink prepared with cachaca is very popular in Latin America, Europe and the US.

Caipirinha

Fresh lime muddled with soft brown sugar and cachaça.

Tags: caipirinha recipe, cachaca.

Batidas
(Fruit Caipirinhas)

Your choice of Mango, Strawberry, Raspberry or Peach purée muddled with fresh lime, brown sugar, fruit liqueur and cachaca.

Tags: caipirinha recipe, cachaça, liqueur.

Caipiroska

Fresh lime muddled with white sugar and Absolut vodka.

Tags: caipirinha recipe, vodka.

Fruit Caipiroska

Your choice of Mango, Strawberry or Raspberry purée muddled with fresh lime, white sugar, fruit liqueur and Absolut vodka.

Tags: caipirinha recipe, vodka.

Limes, sugarcane, cachaça, and crushed ice are typical ingredients for a Caipirinha.

Limes, sugarcane, cachaça, and crushed ice are typical ingredients for a caipirinha.

'Orn Blower

Fresh lime and brown sugar muddled with Jägermeister.

Tags: caipirinha recipe, jägermeister.

Sexy Caipirinha

2 cl rum, 2 cl vodka, 2 cl white tequilat, 2 cl gin, 2 cl orange juice, Coca Cola as per taste.

Tags: caipirinha recipe, rum, vodka, tequila, gin.

Make caipirinha cocktail, place lime wedges and sugar in a mortar and using a wooden pestle squash the limes with the sugar to release their juice. Shake and serve with pão de queijo (cheese bread or cheese rolls), pastéis or your favourite Sultry Party Snack.

Cachaca cocktail - muddle 1 bar spoon of white pepper corns and add sugar, 1 lime quartered and basil leaves. Place the lime slices in the glass and add the sugar. Shake the mixture and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Once the lime and sugar is muddled together, use a small amount of the cacha to rinse the excess sugar and lime from the sides of the glass. Then add crushed ice up to the top of the glass.

Caipirinha pronunciation sounds kie-pee-reen-yah. The word "caipirinha" is the diminutive version of the word "caipira", which refers to someone from the countryside, being an almost exact equivalent of the American English hillbilly. Cachaça is pronunced ka-sha-sa. Cachaca, a main ingredient of a caipirinha recipe is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Cachaça, also known as "aguardiente" is a spirit akin to rum in that it is made from unrefined sugar, but the similarity stops there. For centuries, cacha was a downscale drink enjoyed only by slaves and natives. The easiest cachaca to find in Brazil is Ypioca Cachaça Prata.

Cachaca is a Brasilian sugar cane distillate spirit. Cachaça differs from rum in that it is distilled directly from fermented sugar cane juice, whilst rum is distilled from fermented sugar cane molasses. Molasses is syrup that is by-product of processing sugar cane into sugar. It is the 3rd most consumed spirit in the world, but only a tiny amount - one hundredth is exported out of Brasil.

Caipirinha recipe

Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail made with cachaça firewater, sugar and lime.