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Caipirini

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Caipirini

Caipirini

Photo Credit: © Shannon Graham
If you are a fan of Brazil's national drink, the Caipirinha, you will love this neat version. The Caipirini has all the same characteristics as its more popular predecessor, the only difference being the addition of lime juice or sour mix and the absence of ice, transforming the drink into a Brazilian Martini. There are many cheap cachaça available that present the possibility of ruining such a fine cocktail, so it's best to choose a higher quality cachaça like Leblon to have the best Caipirini experience possible.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Leblon cachaça
  • 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp superfine sugar or simple syrup (to taste)
  • 1 ounce lime juice or sour mix
  • Lime twist for garnish

Preparation:

  1. Slice the lime into thin slices and place into a cocktail shaker with sugar or simple syrup.
  2. Mix, then muddle the contents of the shaker.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and add the cachaça.
  4. Shake vigourously.
  5. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  6. Garnish with a lime twist.

Recipe Courtesy: Camila Cardillo for Leblon Cachaca

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