This distinctive Brazilian drink
is making its way around the world. Already
enthusiastically embraced in Europe it is now on the
rise in the US.
This drink is based on
Brazilian sugar cane liquor.
This is drink is strong! Know your limits!
1 thin-rind lime
2 desert spoons of cane sugar
2 shots of cachaรงa
Cut off the ends of the lime and slice thinly.
Remove any seeds. Place the lime and sugar in a
glass. Using a pestle squeeze out the lime juice
from the core of the fruit. (Do not press the
rind, it will give the drink a bitter flavor!).
Add the cachaรงa,
mix, then fill the glass with crushed ice.
Serve in a glass decorated
with a slice of lime.
A fashionable variation of
this drink use vodka ("Caipirusca") instead of cachaรงa.