How to make THE best Caipirinha ever (like Brazilians do!)

Have you been to Brazil recently?

Are you feeling nostalgic of the Caipirinhas you’ve been drinking there?

Well, I stayed 2 months in Brazil recently and I tasted a loooooot of Caipi there! And I even kidnapped a Brazilian guy (he’s my boyfriend now by the way ^^).

There was that time I was invited to a birthday party on a rooftop (actually a girl invited me to a birthday party she was invited to, so I didn’t know anyone except her and my boyfriend lol) and as usual I ordered a Caipi.

You know what happened?

I couldn’t even finish it! Every sip was a torture for my tongue and my stomach.

It was the worst Caipi ever!

Of course, I had better experience like the one at the Walk On The Beach Hostel in Rio de Janeiro. I stayed there 5 days and every night I’d take at least 2 (because of the happy hour ^^).

Anyway, would you like to know a quick and easy recipe to make home-made Caipirinha?

Thanks to my boyfriend’s help (and my experience in Caipi tasting :p) I can reveal you this quick and easy recipe to make the best Caipirinha ever!

Here’s what you’ll need to make one glass of Caipi (and be forever happy! ^^):


  • Cachaça – of course (the most common is Cachaça 51)
  • 1 or 2 tsp of sugar (depending on your taste)
  • 1 lime
  • Ice cubes (not smashed ices, please!)
  • 1 cup

Prep time

I’d say between 5 to 10mn depending on how fast you are to peel the lime ^^

How to prepare

  • Peel the lime;
  • Cut it in slices and drop them in the cup;
  • Add the sugar;
  • Smash everything together, for at least one full minute!
  • Add cachaça. It should be the same amount of lime juice;
  • Shake everything together;
  • Fill the cup with ice cubes and mix everything again;
  • Wait 30 seconds to let the ice cubes chill the drink.

And voilà! You can now enjoy your drink ^^

Did you try it? How was it?

I’d love to hear from you!

PS: Don’t drink too much <3

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Former IT Project Manager in Paris, Shyrwyn is now traveling around the world. She has traveled to more than 30 countries (and that’s just the start!)

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