Caipirinha is the bestseller among cocktails at every happy hour. The recipe in the Brazilian original consists of only 4 ingredients and is very easy to prepare. We’ll show you step by step how the classic cocktail is mixed.
Caipirinha – Ingredients for 1 glass of 350 ml:
- 1 organic lime
- 2-3 teaspoons of fine white cane sugar (alternatively brown sugar)
- 5 cl cachaça
- Lime juice to taste
- Ice cubes for crushed ice
Caipirinha Recipe – Step 1:
For the caipirinha, rinse off an organic lime with hot water, rub dry and cut into eighths. Then put the lime wedges in a glass with the sugar and mash them with a wooden pestle. Add the cachaça and, if you like, about 1 cl lime juice.
Caipirinha Recipe – Step 2:
For the crushed ice, put the ice cubes in a freezer bag and crush them with a mallet or rolling pin. If you have, you can put the ice cream in a powerful mixer. Then fill the glass with crushed ice and stir vigorously with a teaspoon. Serve the caipirinha with a straw and enjoy. Saúde!
Things to know about caipirinha:
Did you know that cachaça is closely related to rum? The Brazilian sugar cane schnapps is one of the main components in the caipirinha. The limes in the cocktail are also less strong, but especially tasty because they are only freshly squeezed in the glass. By the way, fine white cane sugar is originally used for the clip, which has a fruity aroma and dissolves very well in cold liquids. Like lime juice, brown sugar has established itself as an ingredient in the European variant.
Deliciously varying caipirinha recipe:
The best schnapps for the caipirinha is and remains cachaça! If you don’t have one on hand, you can also use vodka or try the alcohol-free version. The refreshing party drink can also be modified to suit your taste. Fruits such as raspberries or mangoes harmonize particularly well with the sweetish-sour taste of the cocktail.
Caipirinha punch for the big round:
Are you planning a party with many guests? Then the caipirinha punch is a good choice! The punch can be prepared in advance. In addition to the original ingredients, you only need sparkling wine, mineral water, and fruits of your choice. This saves you a lot of time and your guests can help themselves as they wish.