Per our updated privacy policy, we use cookies to track your browsing behavior on our site and provide you with ads or other offers that may be relevant to you. To view our privacy policy in full, click here. By using our site, you agree to these terms.
I agree

How to Make a Caipirinha

Rio de Janeiro Rum

How To Cocktail: Caipirinha

Feel like you’re on a beach in Rio with this simple, classic tropical drink from Brazil. Top San Francisco bartender H. Joseph Ehrmann shows you how to make a Caipirinha.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Half a lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 tsp Sugar (or 1 oz simple syrup)
  • 2 oz Cachaça
  • Garnish: Lime wheel (optional)
  • Glass: Double Old Fashioned

PREPARATION:
In a double Old Fashioned glass, muddle the sugar and lime. Fill with ice and add the cachaça. Stir briefly and garnish with a lime wheel if desired.

Are you smarter than
your bartender?

Think you know the booze?
Let’s start with some basics.

From our Friends