Tiny bikinis, strong coffee, and beautiful people are just a handful of reasons we fucking love Brazil. But the caipirinha is just one more amazing thing to come out of this tropical land.
What the fuck is it? It’s actually Brazil’s national cocktail, made with sugar can liquor called cachaça, sugar, and lime. It’s stupidly easy to make and, even better, it was at some point used to treat patients with the Spanish flu. It’s like these people really get me, ya know? Another fun fact – you can make this shit in a GIANT pitcher and either a) drink it all yourself or b) share it. You know which option we recommend.
- 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 2 oz cachaça (try Pitú or 51)
- Crushed ice
- If you can’t find cachaça, you can use light Puerto Rican rum like Bacardi. Also, if you wanna spice this shit up, try adding muddled strawberries or mint to the mix.
Cut the lime into 4 wedges BEFORE you start drinking. Muddle the wedges in a glass with the sugar. Add the cachaça and top with ice. Stir and serve. To make a pitcher of this, use about 2 and ½ limes, 1 ½ cups cachaça, and 1 tbsp and 2 tsps of sugar.