Allow me to introduce you to my favorite drink.
I was first introduced to the Caipirinha at sidewalk dessert fondue place, near the hotel in NYC where my mom and I stayed in 2007.
I didn’t know how to pronounce Caipirinha at the time, but I knew I liked it.
Love at first sight.
Me and the Caipirinha.
I think everyone in the world should enjoy Caipirinhas. Thanks Brazil, for sharing.
Here ya go:
Assemble your ingredients.
A bottle of Cachaça (pronounched Ka-Sha-Sa), a Brazilian liquor similar to white rum
Step One: Cut the lime in half and cut out the pith. I used Mexican limes, but in my experience, the rounder Tahitian limes are better in this drink.
Step Two: Flip the lime over and slice it lengthwise, like a little armadillo
Step Three: Throw the limes in the glass and add two tablespoons of superfine sugar.
Step Four: With a pestle or the butt end of a wooden spoon, muddle the sugar and the limes together.
Step Five: After the limes (and you) are thoroughly muddled, fill the glass with ice. Then add two 1 oz shots of Chachaça to the mix.
Step Six: Slide the cocktail shaker over the glass, and shake it thoroughly.
Step Seven: Get it all back into the glass, turn up the samba music, and relax!