It’s easy to see why the caipirinha is Brazil’s most popular cocktail! It’s citrusy with a mellow sweetness and is incredibly refreshing. What’s not easy is its pronunciation. I’ve enjoyed several caipirinhas but could never say it with confidence. I’d just refer to it as “That Brazilian drink.” Hopefully this helps you like it helped me: caipirinha sounds like kai-pee-reen-ya. Cachaça (the spirit it’s made with) sounds like ka-shah-sah.
Don’t worry about it — the recipe is easy part.
Watch and learn this caipirinha recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ROYzuF8-E
- ½ lime, cut into quarters
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 ounces cachaça
- ice, crushed
- In a glass, muddle the lime and sugar together to release the juices
- Then add ice and top it off with cachaça
- garnish with lime
Fun fact: International Cachaça Day is June 12, 2014, same day as the start of FIFA World Cup, which takes place it Brazil this year!
So make this caipirinha cocktail and kick it with your homies, while you scream “GOOOOOOOOAL!”