Caipirinha – The National Cocktail of Brazil

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.

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Caipirinha – The National Cocktail of Brazil

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Course: DrinksCuisine: Brazilian
Servings

1

servings
Calories

231

kcal
ABV

31%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make the a classic Caipirinha.

Ingredients

  • 1 Half of a Lime

  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup

  • 2 oz Cachaça

Directions

  • 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.
  • Add the other ingredients into the glass with the limes.
  • Give the drink a couple turns and serve.

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