This recipe is straight from Brazil, the home of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and some of the most beastly MMA fighters in the world. But Brazilians like to have their fun too - the country is awash with dreamy beaches...which are often the scene of carnival-sized parties.

Beach fun in Brazil cannot be had without the pound-for-pound champion of beach drinks, the Brazilian Caipirinha.

Even if you're not on a beach, I guarantee you'll become addicted to this sweet Brazilian behemoth of a drink. Our buddy from Rio, Cilio, shows us how to make the Caipirinha - Brazil's Flagship Beverage. A cocktail just in time for summer!

Serving Size: 1 cocktail / Total Time: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • cachaca (2 ounces) – Cachaca is a Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane juice
  • lime (1/2 lime)
  • sugar (2 Tbsp)
  • ice (1 cup)

RECOMMENDED ITEMS 

  • shaker (glass can be used as a substitute)
  • meddler (spoon can be used as a substitute)

Caipirinha - Brazils Flagship Beverage, Meddler

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take half a lime and slice it into wedges. Make sure to remove the center stem as it has a bitter taste. Insert pieces into shaker or glass.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar.
  3. Mash limes and sugar well with meddler (or spoon).Caipirinha - Brazils Flagship Beverage, Prep 1
  4. Put ice in glass or shaker.
  5. Pour 2 ounces of cachaca over the ice.
  6. Shake for 5-10 seconds with a smile ala Cilio or mix thoroughly if using a glass.

Caipirinha - Brazils Flagship Beverage, Prep 2

Caipirinha - Brazil's Flagship Beverage, Brazilian BBQ

Can’t have caipirinhas without a little Brazilian barbeque

Caipirinha - Brazils Flagship Beverage

Drinking from any bottle with a pirate looking guy on it means you’re in for a wild night.

Have a go at making this…you won’t regret it when you taste a Caipirinha.

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