The Caipirinha – Brazil’s National Cocktail

The caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, and its taste is noticeably different from the cuban daiquiri even though they are structurally very similar drinks. Since it uses cachaça instead of rum it has more or a sweet green wood flavor than the caramelized flavors rum brings. Read my description on cachaça for the flavor difference between rum and cachaça. Because rum and cachaça have such different flavors, it just isn’t a caipirinha if you use anything other than cachaça. This cocktail also keeps the whole lime wedges in the drink which gives it a really cool look too.

Caipirinha Cocktail
Caipirinha Cocktail

Caipirinha ingredients:

  • 60 mls (2 oz) Cachaça
  • 15 mls (1/2 oz) Simple Syrup
  • 3 Lime wedges

Muddle 3 lime wedges in the serving glass to get the juice and oils out of lime. Add ice to crushed ice to the glass. In a separate glass combine the cachaça and simple syrup and mix them together. Pour the sweetened cachaça into the glass with the limes. Give the drink a couple turns and serve.

ABV = 31%

Originated from Brazil

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