It's a Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime. Cachaça is a Brazilian distilled liquor that starts from unadulterated sugarcane juice. Although the real origin of caipirinha as we know it today is unknown, this beverage began around 1918 in the state of São Paulo as a popular recipe for illnesses. Today it is still being used as a remedy for the common cold. The drink has become more popular and more widely available in recent years, in large part due to the rising availability of first-rate brands of cachaça outside Brazil.
- 1 lime
- 2 teaspoons fine sugar
- 2 Oz cachaca
- Start by rinsing and drying the lime.
- Slice each lime half into 8 pieces.
- Cut a “V”.
- Place the lime wedges and sugar into an old-fashioned glass
- Mix well.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Pour in the cachaca.
- Stir well and serve