Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Brazilian national drink. You can change limes for kiwis, pineapple or passion fruit, or mix them, but you may cut on sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the lime in quarters then cut them crosswise.
  2. Put lime and sugar in a tall glass and mash with a pestle (or a wood spoon, rolling pin, etc).
  3. Add the same amount of liquor on the lime juice and stirr.
  4. Add ice and stirr again.
  5. Here in Brazil, the guys that sell it at the beach put another glass upside down over it, hold both with one hand and shake.
  6. Great trick at parties.


Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! Add a spoon of brown sugar to give the cocktail an extra flavour boost, or try some fruity caipirinha alternatives.

unklepaul June 22, 2009

the ratios here have a little less lime and sugar to the cachaca. That's pretty nice. Recommend Turbinado sugar, which you can get a good deal on at Trader Joe's.

lethin December 14, 2008

Delightful drink! I made this with cachaca & lime and loved it, but my husband thought the lime was too much. Can you belive it?! I made another round with one lime and half an orange (for 2 drinks) and it was deeelicious. It's important to get the sugar to dissolve before pouring out the drink (I got a little ahead of myself once...). Thanks for the great technique!

groovyrooby September 10, 2006

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