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Recipe for perfect caipirinhas

Classic Brazilian caipirinha cocktails

Easy recipe to prepare traditional Brazilian caipirinha cocktails, made with limes, sugar, cachaca rum liquor, and crushed ice.
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine Brazil, Latin
Keyword Braziliam rum, Cachaca, Caipirinha
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 caipirinha


  • 1-2 limes sliced in half lengthwise and the pith removed, can be cut in quarters after the pith is removed
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 ounces of cachaca
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice - optional
  • Crushed ice

To garnish:

  • Lime slices


  • Either directly in a short glass or in a cocktail shaker, combine the lime halves or quarters with the sugar and use a muddler to gently crush and squeeze out the lime juice from the limes.
  • Add the cachaca and lime juice, stir or shake well. If using a cocktail shaker pour the drink, including the muddled limes, into a short glass with crushed ice. If making the drink directly in the glass, add crushed ice and stir.
  • Serve immediately garnished with a lime slice.


Serving: 1g