Excellent recipe! Add a spoon of brown sugar to give the cocktail an extra flavour boost, or try some fruity caipirinha alternatives.
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.
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!
Most Brasilians that do not drink Pinga drink this with Vodka. I recomend it over the others. Also crush strawberries, grapes, mango and berries.... add sugar and enjoy! Remember to eat the fruit at the bottom.... a specility of Club Mercedes in Sao Paulo....
This is so, so good, especially if you live in a place with hot weather and access to large quantities of tropical fruit. I tried the lime and sake variation, but I plan to test all the others on my friends this summer.
Best if you can crush the fruit of the lime without bruising the rind. My hubby and I were introduced to these on a trip to Mexico with another couple - very refreshing, tasty, and potent!
We had some cachaca left with us by a Brazilian friend. Finding your recipe was a great excuse to make this ourselves this time. Our Brazilian friend strained the fruit from the drink before he served it, but I like your recipe with the lime skins left in it. We had to make several glasses of this before we got a good photo ;-) This is the most refreshing drink so I hope others will try it and I hope my photo looks OK.