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Caipirinha Brazil

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 1/2 fluid ounces cachaca
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Glass

Caipirinha Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. In a large rocks glass squeeze and drop in 2 eighths of lime. Add sugar, crush and mix with a spoon. Pour in the cachaca and plenty of ice. Stir well.

Original recipe makes 1 serving

History of the Caipirinha Cocktail

This traditional Brazilian drink is well-known in the whole country, particularly at the beach. Legend has it that the cocktail ( at first made with Cachaca ) was produced in 1918 by a bartender from Sao Paolo as a remedy for the flue. Once the epidemic weakened, folks continued to consume Caipirinha not just for its vitamins and its strength, but also for its delicious flavor. As an appetizer it has always been seen as relaxing. The cocktail can be offered to go with 'feijoada', a standard dish available every Wednesday and Saturday in Brazilian restaurants .