Caipirinha is simple and gorgeous cocktail from heritage Brazilian rum-like sugarcane based spirit cachaca. Caipirinha is traditional drink from local ingredients – cachaca, lime and sugar.
Caipirinha cocktail has two sister – Caipirissima (with white rum instead cachaca) and Caipiroska (with vodka instead cachaca). Both are excellent drink. Please use my photo-guide for best Caipirinha / Caipirissima / Caipiroska!
First you need some key ingredients – cachaca (white rum or vodka), lime and sugar. I use sugar syrup from refined and unrefined cane sugar with 2:1 ratio. You may add sugar as crystal or powder.
Also you need some simple stuff: knife, muddler and jigger (optional).
First cut lime on 8 chunks.
Next step – add sugar syrup.
Muddle lime chunks with syrup.
Pack glass with muddled lime with ice cube.
You may stir your Caipirinha / Caipirissima / Caipiroska. But I prefer shake this cocktail. Thus pour muddled lime with ice in metal part of boston shaker, add 2 oz. cachaca / white rum / vodka and slightly shake.
Pour cocktail on rocks glass (don’t use a strainer, pour your Caipirinha / Caipirissima / Caipiroska with ice). Serve.
Caipirinha / Caipirissima / Caipiroska
60 ml cachaca / white rum / vodka
1 small fresh lime
sugar syrup to taste (15 ml sugar syrup)
Muddle. Stir. Rocks glass.
Caipirinha / Caipirissima / Caipiroska – is great, very refreshing, sweet and sour cocktail with bright and smooth taste. Enjoy with your favorite Latino music :)