Brazilian Caipirinha

A dangerously delicious cocktail, that only has 3 ingredients, leaves very little room for error in how you make it.  The featured liquor is cachaça, made from sugar cane.  Fresh limes are muddled with sugar to lighten up the intensity of the cachaça.  


World Cup fever has taken over the planet.  Though its typical to crowd into sports bars to cheer on your nation’s team while sipping on a few brews, but this years games are in BRAZIL, so even though Budweiser is the official sponsor for the games, it seems more spirited to try out Brazil’s national cocktail, a caipirinha.

Just returning from Brazil, I can’t recall going to a single bar that didn’t serve up this drink.  Even my hotel in Brasilia was giving out caipirinhas to hotel guests upon check in.

Typically served in an old fashioned glass, this summery drink got a little American touch by being served in a mason jar mug. This recipe was demonstrated by L.A. bartender DJ Hill.



Slice limes, and place in the glass

Slicing Limes for Brazilian Caipirinha

Pour in the sugar. Muddle the sugar and lime.

Muttle Limes & Sugar for Brazilian Caipirinha

Fill the glass with ice. Measure and pour cachaça over the ice, and gently stir.

Measuring Cachasa for Brazilian Caipirinha


Garnish with a sliced lime.




Brazilian Caipirinha
Recipe TypeCocktail
Cuisine: Brazilian
Author: U. Kiano Moju
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 2 oz cachaça
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • cane sugar to taste (suggested 2 TBSP)
  • crushed ice
  1. Slice limes, and place in the glass
  2. Pour in sugar
  3. Muddle the sugar and lime. *Tip: The muddler came with the dual pack of Leblon cachaça
  4. Fill the glass with ice
  5. Measure and pour cachaça over the ice, and gently stir
  6. Garnish with a sliced lime.




Kiano Moju


Founder of Culinary Inspo. Kiano is a California raised foodie with a big travel bug and even bigger appetite to explore the world's food and cultures.

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