The classic caipirinha is the mother of all Brazilian cocktails. This refreshing 3-ingredient drink, is the perfect treat for spending a great summer afternoon with your amigos and familia. It’s a delicious cocktail that pairs wonderfully with a churrasco, and all things grilled. Your summer bbq festas will never be the same!
Cachaça is made from fermented sugar cane juices, whereas rum is made from sugar cane byproducts, like molasses. Dull, we know! The important distinction comes down to taste: Cachaça is funky, vegetal, and unsubtle. If you don't get one of the better ones, it reeks. It isn't sweet like rum, either. You'll know the difference when you're close enough to smell it.
The Caipirinha is easy to make and can be constructed right in the glass, but its build instructions are exacting. Lime juice and simple syrup won’t get the job done: The drink specifically calls for lime wedges and finely granulated sugar. Muddling the limes with abrasive sugar helps to release not only the fruit’s juice, but also the rich, aromatic oils from the peel.
Nowadays, there are a number of deliciously different flavors of caipirinha, some mixing fruits as well as herbs and spices. But the classic caipirinha is made with nothing more than:
Slice the lime into 1/2-inch rounds, cube them, and muddle them in an Old-Fashioned glass with the sugar. Add a couple of ice cubes. Pour in the cachaça. Serve with a stirring rod.
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