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HOW TO MAKE A CAIPARINHA

The Caiparinha is a zesty, lime based cocktail made with Cachaça which is Brazil’s national spirit.

Method

Build

Glass

Rocks

Category

Cachaca

Ingredients

50ml Cachaça
10ml Sugar Syrup
1 Lime (cut into 6-8 wedges)

 

How To Make

Take a rocks glass and add the lime wedges (save one wedge) to the glass. Muddle the fruit, ensuring all of the juice and oil has been extracted. Top up with crushed ice and add the Cachaça. Stir the ingredients vigourously in the glass to ensure the ingredients are mixed well and a good dilution in the drink. Top with crushed ice and garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

Garnish

1 Lime Wedge

History

The Caiparinha is one of those cocktails that has a inconclusive history. Some commentators feel it originated as a medicinal drink to help alleviate Spanish Flu in Brazil after the First World War. That particular iteration of the famous coicktail included garlic and lemon (which was fortunately developed out of the drink) Another story says that the Portugese slave traders, who added limes to their Cachaça, as the limes Vitamin C content helped to prevent scurvy.

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