Caipirinha

Caipirinha

Cachaça and lime cocktail

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Serves
1
Photographer
Stuart Scott

The caipirinha dates back to 1918, when a mixture of garlic, lime, honey, sugar and cachaça was a popular concoction used in an attempt to prevent the devastating Spanish flu. The cachaça was sourced from the countryside of São Paulo state, and the drink became nicknamed the caipirinha, meaning ‘little one from the countryside’. In 2003 presidential decree no. 4.851 made the caipirinha the official Brazilian drink.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
3 lime quarters
3 teaspoons sugar
75ml white cachaca, (see glossary)
crushed ice, to serve

Method

  1. Pound the lime quarters with the sugar in a short glass. Add the cachaça and crushed ice, and stir until the mixture is well combined. Top up with more ice and serve.
Tags:
This is Brazil
Brasil
Fernanda de Paula
Shelley Hepworth
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Brazillian
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