Caipirinha / kai-pee-reen-yah is a Brazilian lime cocktail. Rum-like cachaca liqueur blend together with fresh limes and sugar together with lots of crushed ice. A wonderful summer BBQ drink!
The spirit used to make this cocktail is a colourless liquor made from sugar cane juice, called Cachaça,(pronounced as kuh-sha-suh kuh-sha-suh) and also known as Aguardente de cana-Sugarcane alcohol.
- Wash the lime and roll it on the board to loosen the juices. Cut the lime into pieces and place them in an old-fashion glass.
- Gently mash the lime pulp with a wooden pestle. Add sugar and muddle until dissolved into lime juice. Add enough ice cubes and pour in cachaca. Stir to mix and enjoy!