Classic caipirinha

Classic caipirinha

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About this recipe: A traditional Brazilian caipirinha is a drink like no other! Made with cachaça and muddled lime, it's a refreshing cocktail that's easy to make.


Makes: 1 caipirinha

  • 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar, or to taste
  • ice cubes
  • 60ml cachaça

Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

  1. Cut the ends off the lime and discard. Slice in half and remove the white pith from the centre, which can make your caipirinha bitter. Cut the lime into 6 to 8 pieces.
  2. Place lime pieces in a glass with the skin facing down. Add sugar. Muddle, avoiding bruising the skin too much to prevent bitterness.
  3. Add ice and cachaça, then stir and enjoy!

Cachaça... the most popular alcohol in Brazil, a distilled spirit made from the juice of sugarcane. It's available at many off-licenses and supermarkets.


Classic caipirinha
Classic caipirinha

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