Caipiroska cocktail

caipiroska cocktail
Caipiroska, Caipivodka or Caipirodka are the names of the same Brazilian cocktail made from vodka and sugar syrup and lime juice.
Caipiroska is very similar to another national drink of Brazil – Caipirinha. The only difference between these two cocktails is the latter uses Brazilian cachaça instead of vodka.
It is rumoured that the Caipiroska created in London when a Barman ran out of cachaça whilst making Caipirinha and successfully replaced it with vodka. The cocktail has went on to become almost as popular as the original Caipirinha.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • rocks glass 


  • 60 ml vodka
  • 15 ml sugar syrup (or 1 tbsp of granulated sugar)
  • 3 lime wedges (to squeeze juice from)
  • 1 lime wedge (to garnish)


  • Squeeze juice from 3 lime wedges directly into the rocks glass.
  • Put one of lime wedge into the glass and muddle it. Fill the glass with ice until it's half full.
  • Pour in the vodka and the syrup. Stir the mix well.
  • Garnish with the remaining lime wedge and serve.


Is caipiroska a cocktail?

Yes, it’s a caipirinha with the Brazilian cachaça substituted for vodka.

Are caipiroska vegan?

Yes, it contains no animal products, eggs, dairy or gluten.

What vodka cocktails are best?

If you like a cocktail with vodka in, we also have a roundup of our top ten cocktails with vodka, its not official, but we think you’ll find these cocktails are all worth trying.

The origin of “vodka” comes from the Russian word “voda”, which means water.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.