May 25, 2010

Fabulous Summer Drink: The Caipirinha

Its is so hot here today so a group of friends of mine went out today to have drinks on a patio, and tapas- YUM! I got one of my favorite summer cocktails the Caipirinha! Here is a Great Recipe I found, let me know if you try it out!!

The Caipirinha Recipe

You will need:

Superfine sugar
Crushed ice
A "lowball", "rocks" or "Old-Fashioned" glass
A pestle (from a mortar and pestle -- or something similar) for the muddling/crushing


Cut the ends off of the lime and discard.
Cut the lime in half lengthwise and cut out the white pith in the middle.
Cut the lime in half, and cut one half of the lime into four wedges and place in the glass. If your lime is small, you will need to add more lime to the glass.

Add one to three tablespoons of sugar. The amount of sugar depends on your personal taste as well as the size of the lime you are using.

Use the pestle to "muddle" the limes and sugar together. Basically, you want to crush the limes so that they mix in well with the sugar. Be careful not to break the skin of the lime. When you've gotten all of the juice out of the lime, you're done.

Pack crushed ice in the glass all the way to the top.
Add cachaca all the way to the top of the glass. (It's really only about 2 oz.)

Use a larger glass or bottom of a cocktail shaker and put it over the top of your drink. Pick up with two hands and shake very well for at least 15 seconds.

Garnish with a wedge or slice of lime.

Drink...and enjoy the best caipirinha!

Always Stay Graceful & don't forget to wear sunscreen!



  1. all we have to do now is wait for summer.....

  2. I wish i was there with you guys. Sharing cold drinks on a hot day. I miss you!

  3. Miss you too!! We will have some yummy cocktails when you come to visit this summer!!. Muah. xoxo

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Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments!
Always Stay Graceful,
L. xoxo