Lime Caipirinha


This refreshing Brazilian drink is perfect for hot summer days.  Or on any day when you need a little summer!

Tip: For a hot and spicy twist, add a few jalapeno slices to step 4!

2 ounces cachaça

1 fresh lime

1 to 2 teaspoon fine brown sugar or raw cane sugar, to taste

2 fresh mint sprigs



  1. Slice lime in half.
  2. Juice one half of the lime.
  3. Slice the other half in rounds.
  4. Place lime juice, one mint sprig and sugar into a cocktail shaker and crush with a muddler. 
  5. Add cachaça and a handful of ice.  Shake well and pour into a rocks or old fashioned glass.
  6. Garnish with remaining lime slices and mint.