Among the most popular drinks in Brazil, the caipirinha (kai-pur-REEN-yah) is the national drink. There are many ways to make it in the South American country, and everyone has their own way of making it. In recent years, it has become on of the hottest drinks on everywhere and should be on every bartender’s drink list. The caipirinha recipe is simple and requires only three ingredients: It’s a mix of cachaça, lime, and sugar. Similar to the old-fashioned and mojito, this cocktail also includes a muddled ingredient, but the pureed cachaça is used here. Brazilian rum is made from sugarcane juice rather than molasses, which is why it’s sometimes mistaken for Brazilian rum. It is not as sweet as rum and has a grassy, vegetable taste that is excellent when combined with caipirinha’s sweet lime flavor. An ideal summertime cocktail, the caipirinha is one of the most refreshing drinks you can make. Cachaça 101 is the perfect way for people unfamiliar with the spirit to learn more about it and to compare different brands. This drink can also serve as a starting point for many other tasty drinks.
Is it Possible to Make a Caipirinha Without Cachaça?
After the caipirinha gained international fame, cocktail makers began to recreate the drink. Cachaça was not the only flavor that was added; a variety of liquors were also used in place of the cachaça. Although they use the same recipe, these variations are not actual caipirinhas but have been given similar names:
Caipirissima: white rum