Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime. Once almost unknown outside Brazil, the drink has become more popular and more widely available in recent years. This is in large part due to the rising availability of first-rate brands of cachaça outside Brazil, such as Abelha Silver Organic Cachaça used in this recipe!

The term caipirinha is sometimes used to describe any cachaça-and-fruit-juice drink, and many variations of the drink exist. One such example is the Caipiroska, which is made with vodka instead of cachaça and is very popular in Finland and Sweden. Also note that a good quality white rum can serve as a perfectly fine alternative to the hard-to-find cachaça, though this drink would often be referred to as a Caipiríssima.


50ml Cachaça
1/2 Fresh Lime
2tsp Caster Sugar
Crushed Ice


Step 1 –  Cut the lime into four wedges and put them in a old fashioned (rocks) glass.

Step 2 – Add the sugar and muddle.

Step 3 – Throw in half the crushed ice and the cachaça, stir it well to dissolve the sugar.

Step 4 – Top up with more crushed ice and enjoy!

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