Similar to Brazil’s famed Caipirinha but made with vodka in place of cachaça, this fresh, citrusy drink matches best with “a clean, neutral vodka with fruity, floral notes—something made from corn, wheat or mixed grain, something gentle,” according to bartender Tony Abou-Ganim.
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Simple syrup (or 1 tbsp granulated white sugar)
- 1 Lime, cut in quarters
- Garnish: 4 lime quarters
Fill an Old Fashioned glass with cracked ice to chill.
In a mixing glass, add the simple syrup (or sugar) and lime quarters.
Muddle to extract the juice without forcing the rind from the lime.
Dump the ice from the glass into the mixing glass, add the vodka, and shake.
Pour the entire drink with the ice into the chilled glass, and garnish with 4 lime quarters.