The caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail but can actually be adjusted to any countries national alcohol. Its birth was in Sao Paulo and actually started out as a medicinal drink with garlic and honey but later evolved into the Caipirinha that we know today, without garlic and honey but refreshing and the perfect cocktail to ward off the heat.
The classic version is made from a distilled alcoholic beverage, which like rum is sugarcane derived but called cachaça. Although I first tried it in South America (n Argentina) and then after in Brazil it is now well known through out the world as good qualities of cachaça have become more readily available.
This is very simple to make, as it requires very little ingredients. You can make it by the glass or by the pitcher, although I prefer it by the glass. A good quality cachaça can also be purchased at a reasonable price, which makes it perfect for parties.
So let’s get to the fun part, making and enjoying the Brazilian cocktail! Be careful, although delicious they are quite strong. Adjust the juice to alcohol ratios according to your personal taste.
For more creative cocktail ideas, check out this article on savvy apple/booze creation combos.
About Lori Jo Hendrix
Lori was born in southern California and currently resides in Mexico. She is an actress and model who also writes in the fields of nutrition, wellness, and cuisine. Her passions include working as a volunteer with various groups in the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured animals.