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Caipirinha

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Introduction

About Cachaca: (Brazilian sugarcane liquor) Cachaca, also known as Aguardente, is a spirit distilled from sugarcane. It is one of the most popular drinks in Brazil. It is the liquor used to make capirihna and batidas. While rum is distilled from molasses, cachaca is distilled directly from the juice of the unrefined sugar cane. Before distillation, the juice ferments in a wood or copper container for three weeks, and is then boiled down three times to a concentrate. Cachaca is always distilled in such a way that the scent of sugar cane and inimitable flavour typical of rum are retained. No secrets: Cachaca+Lemon+Sugar+Ice

About Cachaca: (Brazilian sugarcane liquor) Cachaca, also known as Aguardente, is a spirit distilled from sugarcane. It is one of the most popular drinks in Brazil. It is the liquor used to make capirihna and batidas. While rum is distilled from molasses, cachaca is distilled directly from the juice of the unrefined sugar cane. Before distillation, the juice ferments in a wood or copper container for three weeks, and is then boiled down three times to a concentrate. Cachaca is always distilled in such a way that the scent of sugar cane and inimitable flavour typical of rum are retained. No secrets: Cachaca+Lemon+Sugar+Ice

Ingredients

Serves: 1 jug

Metric Cups
  • 1 lemon (that small green one, we call Tahiti)
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 shot cachaca
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 lemon (that small green one, we call Tahiti)
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 shot cachaca
  • 3 ice cubes

Method

Caipirinha is a community recipe submitted by Diamante and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Place the lemon (or lime) and sugar in the bottom of a glass.
  • Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the limes. Add the cachaca (liqueur) and ice. Stir well.
  • This is a summer drink to appreciate before eating. Very good with barbecues, couscous, feijoada, or any tropical dish.
  • Place the lemon (or lime) and sugar in the bottom of a glass.
  • Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the limes. Add the cachaca (liqueur) and ice. Stir well.
  • This is a summer drink to appreciate before eating. Very good with barbecues, couscous, feijoada, or any tropical dish.
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