We kicked off the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio with a Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail. This concoction is made with Cachaça, sugar, and lime. Cachaça, rum’s sister, is a 500-year-old sugar cane-derived spirit. Salud!


1 1/2 limes
2 tablespoons sugar
2 ounces Cachaça

Place the lime juice and sugar into old fashioned glass and muddle until sugar is dissolved. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaça. With the leftover half of a lime, cut it into fourths and add it as garnish to your cocktail.

*Some recipes call for brown sugar. We used pure Florida cane sugar. The crushed ice is important to add water to the drink, it melts quicker than regular ice cubes, making the drink balanced.

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