Caipirinha

Caipirinha

Brazilian cane sugar and lime cocktail

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South American Grill
Serves
10
Photographer
Bonnie Savage

Brazil’s national drink is a cocktail that befits any barbecue or social gathering. Cachaça, pronounced ‘ka-sha-sa’, or pinga, as it is commonly referred to in Brazil, is a spirit made from fermented and distilled sugar cane juice. If you cannot find it, then a similar drink, known as a caipiroska can be made using clear, unflavoured vodka instead.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
12 limes
1/2 cup raw sugar
4 cups crushed ice, plus extra to fill the jug
1 1/2 cups cachaca

Method

  1. Cut the limes into quarters. Remove and discard the line of pith down the centre and any seeds.
  2. Combine the limes, sugar and ice in a shaker and use a cocktail muddler or similar to pound the limes to release their flavour. Add the cachaça and shake for 10 seconds to combine. Pour into a jug to serve.
  3. Make sure you scoop out a few lime wedges and some of the sugar into each glass before pouring.
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