Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Happy Wednesday!  Today I have a post for you that is about a cocktail I have not yet made or tried.  This cocktail is called Caipirinha  I do hope to try it one day though.  Below you will find where the article came from, the article itself and a cool diagram of how to make this cocktail.  I hope you all enjoy it!

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A Brazil native, the Caipirinha has been around a long time. Pronounced kai-purr-een-yuh it’s conception is unclear (it is only four ingredients after all) but one way it’s thought to have been created is by workers in the sugar cane fields, who were looking for a more palatable way of drinking the cachaça (ka-shah-sa) they were producing.

Cachaça is another Brazilian drink, a strong spirit, and perhaps not one that’s known well enough outside of Latin countries. Similar to Rum (but not as easy to drink on its own) cachaça is made from sugar cane and has a strong aroma and flavour due to its distillation – think slightly sweeter vodka.

If you’re feeling adventurous you can always put mint in with the lime before muddling, or add other fruits like strawberries or peaches after creating your Caipirinha to give it a sweeter taste. There are no hard-and-fast rules for creating a Caipirinha, so go with what you feel.


  • 1 Lime
  • Crushed (or cubed) ice
  • Cachaça (how much you have is up to you, though 2 shots is a good starting point)
  • Sugar


1. Take your lime and cut it into eighths. Remove the white rind from the inside (this part is bitter) and put them into your shaker or glass, depending on how strong your glass is.

2. Muddle the limes together with the sugar to release the juices – the sugar will help break up the lime more.

3. If not already done, put the muddled lime and sugar into a glass, then cover with ice.

4. Pour cachaça over ice, stir and enjoy!

Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.

1 comment:

  1. I tried caipirinha before. It was really tasty. I am thinking that your recipe quiet okey without missing and its nice. Thanks for sharing:)