Some Brazilians substitute vodka for the fiery cachaça (sugarcane brandy) in this classic drink and call the result a caipiroska.

Caipirinha Caipirinha
A fiery, crisp yet slightly sweet summertime drink that truly carries with it the spirit of Brazil.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • 2 washed limes
  • 2-3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 – 2 12 oz. cachaça
  • Ice


  1. Cut 2 washed limes into sixths, put into a sturdy 14-oz. lowball glass, and add 2–3 tbsp. sugar.
  2. Using a pestle or a small wooden spoon, muddle limes and sugar together. Add 2–2 12 oz. cachaça, fill glass with ice, and stir well. Serve garnished with a slice of lime.