Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

Most every distilled liquor has its own matching signature drink: Rum with mojitos, tequila with margaritas, gin with tonic, etc.. Brazil has its own pairing in it’s national drink, Cachaça and the Caipirinha. Cachaça is an exclusively Brazilian alcohol that made from fermented sugarcane juice. mix up a batch of caipirinhas with a bubbling pot of black beans and pork meats, Brazil’s national dish, feijoada, and enoy.

Brazilian Caipirinha

Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

Easy to make, this national drink of Brazil is sweet and citrusy. They're also powerful and delicious, a dangerous combination that might explain why Brazilians love to dance so much.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Brazil, South American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Muddler (wood pestle for crushing lime)
  • Heavy cocktail glass


  • 3 oz Cachaça
  • 1 whole Lime
  • 2 tbsp Superfine sugar
  • Ice cubes


  • Cut lime into quarters lengthwise. Remove any loose white pith. Place on bottom of glass, skin-side down. Top with sugar. With a muddle, pestle, or wooden spoon, lightly crush all the juice from the limes.
  • Add ice cubes and Cachaça and stir well. Serve with a lime slice.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 0.01g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.03mg

Search All MHT Recipes:

Key Ingredients
Cooking Method