Cheers to Cachaca: How to Make a Caipirinha Cocktail! by Donna John

6 years ago
Cheers to Cachaca: How to Make a Caipirinha Cocktail!

The Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, and a must at any adult get-together! Similar to a mojito, this refreshing drink is made with cachaca (kah-SHAH-sa), a liquor made from sugarcane. Think of it as a mojito with an attitude. Traditionally in Brazil, Caipirinhas are made one at a time, so you may want to set up a station where guests can make their own. (Be sure to put out a copy of the recipe!) 

You'll need:

  • 1/2 a lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces cachaca
  • ice

Here's how to make them:

  1. In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the lime and sugar together. 
  2. Fill the glass with ice and add the cachaca. Stir. 
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Whaaaat? Oh my, this is one of Dieter Schmitz's fave drinks! Hey honey, look what's for dinner tonight, LOL! Thanks, Donna John!! xoxo
Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area
Huhhhhhh? Oh man - now I have an excuse for an epic Olympic party !! Donna John yes please! 🍸
Christine Jones
Well this is happening tonight! Thanks Donna John!
Donna John
Discovered these last month in Vegas. They're good, but potent. Sip 'em, Elisa All 30SecondMom, Chef Gigi Gaggero, @chrissy!
Dieter Schmitz
Elisa All 30SecondMom Donna John Chrissy Jones Chef Gigi Gaggero This is probably the best Latin drink ever! Gracias for sharing. Can't wait for Elisa All 30SecondMom the Puerto Rican bartender to shake one up for me!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
You got it, Dieter Schmitz! Tonight was Jan Mostrom's margaritas, tomorrow is Donna John's caipirinhas! #noms
Donna John
Less than 3 hours to go, @dieteraschmitz. :-)

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