This is one of my favourite Cocktails, second only to the Vespa Martini. It’s Brazil’s national cocktail a wonderfully refreshing, zesty lime flavoured beverage that doesn’t taste too alcoholic and it’s very easy to make too!
- 50 ml (1⅔ fl oz) cachaça
- ½ Lime cut into 4 wedges (or tahiti lime, but not green lemon)
- 2 teaspoons crystal or refined sugar
- Place lime and sugar into old fashioned glass and muddle (mash the two ingredients together using a muddler or a wooden spoon handle).
- Fill the glass with crushed (or shaved) ice and add the Cachaça.
A wide variety of fresh fruits can be used in place of lime. In the absence of Cachaça, vodka can be used, making a Caipiroska or saki for a Caipirosaki.