The Caipirinha cocktail is considered Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. This classic caipirinha cocktail recipe means the only mixer is the lime juice derived from the lime wedges – making this drink a rather potent! One popular story is that the Caipirinha was created in the throes of the Spanish Flu in 1918 as it contains many of the ingredients that Doctors prescribed people to consume. Even today it is still popularly consumed when someone is suffering from cold and flu.The limes' natural sugars combine with the sugar from the white rum (Cachaça) to give the Caipirinha cocktail a great sweet, strong flavour.
- Lowball glass
- 75 ml white rum (Cachaça)
- 2 tsp sugar
- lime wedges
- ice cubes
- Place the lime wedges and sugar into the glass.
- Muddle/mash the lime wedges and sugar together well in the glass.
- Pour in the white rum.
- Fill the glass with ice and stir well to finish.