Updated: Nov 13, 2020

Learn how to make the national cocktail of Brazil! Only 4 ingredients needed: lime, sugar, cachaça, and ice!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 0

Serves 1 person

Gluten/Dairy/Soy free and Vegetarian

This is one of the best cocktails you will ever have! Refreshing, soothing, tart, and sweet. It is recommended you have friends to drive you home after a glass of Caipirinha. It is delicious but it truly creeps on you fast! One glass is out of this world. Two are signaling you are ready to get the party going! Love it!

I served this at a birthday party a few years ago and I must confess...most people had to be driven home and many didn't remember the party! LOL

What is the flavor profile?

A combination of sweet and tart.

What is Caipirinha?

Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brasil (Brazil), is a wonderful and refreshing libation made with limes, cachaça, and sugar cane.

What will I need to make it?

Limes, raw sugar cane, cachaça, and ice.

What else will I need?

A cutting board, knife, a cocktail shaker, and measuring cup and spoon.

What is Cachaça?

Cachaçha, a distilled sugar cane alcohol, is the main ingredient for Caipirinha. It is clear and has a very distinctive flavor. Kind of reminds me of a vodka and grappa but smoother. I found it to be a perfect match for fruit based cocktails.



  1. In a mixer, add the lime juice, sugar, ice, and cachaça.

  2. Shake for 15 to 20 seconds.

  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of lime.


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