Cachaça (Brazilian cocktail)

A refreshingly icy cold bevy.
 
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Recipe from: 26 May 2010
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 5 mins
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • Limes
  • 3
    Tbs
    coarse sugar
  • Cachaça to taste
  • Crushed ice
 
 

Method

 
Caipirinha is a summer drink usually enjoyed before dinner.

Before starting, make sure that you rinse and dry the limes well.

Decorate the glass with a slice of lime.
 
Remove a swirl of the rind and the pith by halving the limes with a knife and cutting a v groove to remove the centre pith from each half, before cutting the lime into small pieces,(slice lime in half and cut into about 8 pieces).

You’ll have to put about ½ of the lime (depending on it’s size and quality) in a short wide glass (you’re going to have to mash the lime with the sugar so a longer glass will be unsuitable).

Add 3 tsp of coarse sugar (you need to use 1 tsp of the coarse sugar to the limes so that you can grind them) and if you prefer, you could use 2 tsp ordinary granular here since it’s mainly for sweetening.

Pulverise and mash the limes and then grind and mix the whole lot with the sugar in the glass with a mashing stick.

Crush your ice in plastic bag with a hammer or use an ice crusher if you have one before adding the ice into the glass.

If you have a sweet tooth, add a little more coarse sugar to the glass and finally, pour about 50 ml of cachaça over the ice (the volume of alcohol really depends on you).
 

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