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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.


  • 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

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.

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