The caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, built around Cachaça, a unique Brazilian spirit made from fermented sugar cane juice.

The origin of this cocktail is disputed: some believe it originated as a cure for the Spanish Flu whilst others believe it originated on sugarcane farms.

A popular drink sold everywhere from Brazilian restaurants, bars and on beaches, the caipirinha can now be found outside Brazil due to Cachaça, the drinks key ingredient, being more readily available worldwide.


  • 60 ml of cachaça
  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar 
  • Ice cubes


  1. Cut half a lime into wedges and add to a chilled old-fashioned glass.
  2. Add sugar and muddle ingredients.
  3. Add ice cubes and cachaça.
  4. Stir and serve.

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