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A great summertime cocktail

With the weather warming up and the abundance of sunshine, I’d like to share a quick recipe for a great summertime drink. The Caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil. It’s origins in São Paulo, the drink has been gaining popularity with the increasing availability of quality Cachaça (sugar cane liquor). I like it due to it’s simplistic yet very refreshing qualities. I made a few for me and some friends, next thing you know we’re all three drinks deep!

pitu cachaca

So for my variation I used Pitu Cachaça Rum that I got from the local BevMo.

What you’ll need to make one serving:

  • ½ lime cut into quarters
  • 2 table spoons of sugar
  • 1½ ounces of Cachaça (if you can’t find any, you can use other clear rums or vodka)
  • crushed ice
  • a muddler

First add the limes and sugar to a rocks glass and muddle them until the limes release all their juices. Add the rum and top off the glass with crushed ice. Pour all the contents into a shaker and shake for about 20 seconds. Then pour everything back into the glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Like I said, super easy to make and really refreshing. Before you know it, you will have gone through a few of them! (Which is what happened to me that lead to me forgetting to take a picture of the finished drink haha)

Of course, you can add fruits to this recipe, just muddle them together with the lime. I think next time I’ll add a tangerine or mango.

Stay cool and enjoy!

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