Caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil, and it's a delicious and appropriate drink to enjoy while watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Check out this Cool Tip to learn more about Caipirinha and it's history.

Servings: 1

1 lime quartered (plus optional seasonal fruit)
2 teaspoons white sugar
2 ounces Brazilian Cachaça
Ice cubes

  • Place the lime wedges, (optional seasonal fruit) and sugar into an old-fashioned glass.
  • Muddle well.
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  • Pour in the cachaca.
  • Stir well.
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Here are some really helpful tips from

  1. Always remove the ends of the lime; they have a bitter taste.
  2. Split the lime in quarters and cut out the middle pith from all pieces. They also contribute to the bitterness.
  3. Always muddle the lime with sugar. The abrasive sugar crystals will contribute to the grinding effect on the lime.
  4. Don’t muddle the lime too hard. Squeezing too much will also make the drink too bitter.
  5. Muddle the limes face down (peel side facing up).
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