Caipiriña, or caipirinha, is the most traditional and well-known cocktail in Brazil, is prepared with a mixture of lemons, sugar, crushed ice, and the inevitable Brazilian cachaza. Cachaça, or cachaza, is a brandy made from sugarcane, a bit similar to rum. Caipirinhas are one of those very simple and easy to prepare cocktails.
Easy recipe To prepare the traditional caipirinha. Caipiriña is prepared with lemons or limes, sugar, cachaça and ice
- 1-2 lemons or limes, cut in half lengthwise and without the medulla or white central part, can be cut into quarters or left in halves if they are tiny lemons
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 ounces of cachaça
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice – optional and to taste
- Crushed ice to taste
- Lemon slices
The caipirinha can be prepared directly in a glass (medium, not very tall) or in a cocktail shaker, the lemon pieces are mixed with the sugar and a cocktail shaker is used to gently crush and extract the juice from the lemons.
Then add the cachaza and the lemon juice, stir everything well. If I prepare it in a shaker pour the drink, including crushed lemons, into a glass with crushed ice. If the cocktail was prepared directly in the glass, add crushed ice and stir slightly.
Serve immediately garnished with a slice of lemon.