Don’t mistake this drink for a mojito! Although the Caipirinha and its more common cousin share similar ingredients, the former employs cachaça, a liquor derived from fermented sugar cane. Originally believed to have been invented as a tonic for the Spanish flu, today this storied beverage holds the title of Brazil’s national cocktail. Despite its dubious alternate use as a “cure-all,” there is no denying this cocktail’s tastiness! Cheers!
2 oz. Cuca Fresca Cachaça
2 barspoons granulated sugar
1 full lime, quartered
Muddle lime wedges and granulated sugar in a Boston shaker.
Add Cuca Fresca Cachaça and ice to the shaker and shake hard.
Pour cocktail mixture into a Double Rocks glass without straining.
Video by Matthew Novak