Caipirihna

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November 23, 2017

The Caipirihna, Brazil's most well-known cocktail, is made with fresh lime wedges, sugar, & cachaça, a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice.

Ingredients

Half of one lime, cut into 4 wedges

2 oz Cachaça

2 oz Sugar Cane Keep It Simple Syrup

Directions

1Place lime and Sugar Cane KISS into an old fashioned glass and muddle (mash the two ingredients together using a muddler or a wooden spoon) to release the lime juice and oil from the zest.

2Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaça.

The Caipirihna (pronounced kye-pee-REE-nah) is a cocktail of Brazilian origin. It's made with fresh limes, sugar, and cachaça (ka-SHA-sa), a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice. Its name derives from caipira (a dialect term meaning simple, humble), which is used to describe people from the remote Brazilian countryside where the drink is served just about everywhere.

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