A caipirinha is a traditional Brazilian cocktail that is made with a mix of muddled limes, sugar, crushed ice, and cachaca. Cachaca, pronounced cachaza, is a popular Brazilian sugar cane liquor, similar to rum and aguardiente.
Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: is Brazil's national cocktail, made with Cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar, and lime.The drink is prepared by mixing the fruit and the sugar together, then adding the liquor. This can be made in a single large glass to be shared among people, or in a larger jar, from which it is served in individual glasses.
HOW to MAKE a CAIPIRINHA
Bourdain 's Favorite Caipirinha Recipe
1 and a half Limes cut into 12 pieces
1 - 2 tablespoons Sugar
2 ounces Cachaca
Club Soda (optional)
1 slice of Lime for Garnish
To make your Caipirinha, add the cut-up Lime into a Rocks Glass with the Sugar. Depending on the degree of sweetness that you'd like your Caipirinha, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of Sugar.
If you have a wooden muddler, muddle (mash) the limes and sugar together until thoroughly mashed. If you don't have a muddler, use a wooden spoon.
Now fill the glass with Ice and add the Cachaca.
If you'd like, add an optional splash of Club Soda.