Try this recipe for a Caipirinha or Cachaça Sour, Brazil’s national cocktail containing lime, sugar, and cachaça, a rumlike spirit made from unrefined sugar.

  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins
  • Active: Under 5 mins

Ingredients (4)

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 4 Key limes, halved and seeded, or 2 small, juicy limes, quartered
  • 2 ounces cachaça
  • Ice


  1. Sprinkle the sugar over the limes, and muddle in a mixing glass until the sugar has dissolved and the lime juice has been released. Pour ice into the mixing glass, add the cachaça, and shake to incorporate. Pour all the contents into a cocktail glass.