Traditional Caipirinha

Cut the lime along the axis. Remove the white stem to keep it less sour.

Squeeze the limes and add the juice in a cup. Add sugar (Usually sugar-cane sugar, mostly brown sugar) together with the lime juice.

Add ice cubes and mix so the sugar gets mixed in and the coldness from the ice gets transferred into the liquid.


It’s possible to decorate it with lime slices.

It’s also possible to do it with different fruits, like kiwis, strawberries, maracuja and pineapple. Technically it’s not caipirinha any longer, but it can be very good.

You can replace the cachaça with vodka to make the variant called Caipiroska. Or use Rum instead for a more international approach.