Caipirinha

Lime drink

 

"Caipirinha" (lime drink) is Brazil's national drink. Nowadays you can find "caipirinha" at many hip bars.

 

Ingredientes: Ingredients:
1 limão "galego" 1lime
2 colheres de açúcar (refinado) 2 tablespoons of (white) sugar
1 dose de cachaça 1 shot of sugarcane spirit
4 pedras de gelo 4 ice cubes
Modo de fazer: Preparation:
1. Lave o limão. 1. Wash the lime.
2. Corte o limão em quatro partes. 2. Cut the lime in four parts.
3. Coloque o limão num copo. 3. Put the lime in a glass.
4. Adicione duas colheres de açúcar. 4. Add two tablespoons of sugar.
5. Soque bem o limão com o açúcar. 5. Crush the lime and the sugar well.
6. Adicione uma dose de cachaça. 6. Add a shot of sugarcane spirit.
7. Adicione quatro pedras de gelo. 7. Add four ice cubes.

Remarks:

 

  • This recipe is for just one glass. If you like it, you can prepare a larger amount by increasing all ingredients accordingly.
  • Brazilian sugarcane spirits like "Pitu", "51", etc. can be easily found in Brazilian supermarkets and in deli shops.
  • If you can't find Brazilian sugarcane spirit, you can replace it with Vodka. If you use Vodka, it's called "caipirosca" or "caipirinha de vodca" and the taste is different.
  • You can also make "caipirinha" with lemon instead of lime.