In honor of our upcoming trip I thought we should get our taste buds excited for the food and beverages of Brazil. [OMG I AM SO EXCITED!!! Sorry...side note.] Brazil’s national cocktail is the Caipirinha which is a combination of muddled lime, sugar, and Cachaça served over ice. Cachaça is similar to rum except Cachaça is made with sugarcane while rum is made with molassas.
Take a good size lime, cut it into 8 wedges, and place 4 wedges in a rocks glass
Add two teaspoons of sugar, mash the lime and sugar with a muddler for 15 seconds
Add crushed ice up to the rim of the glass
Add two ounces of Cachaça, stir thoroughly, and garnish with a lime wedge
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