(Not Quite) Foodie Friday–Caipirinha!

Hello GLNers!  Are you ready for the weekend?  Do you like tasting new things?  Are you thirsty?  Do you like sweet & sour?  Are you 21 or older?  If you answered “yes!” to these questions, this post is for you!


Caipirinha [kie-purr-REEN-yah] is the national drink of Brazil made with cachaça, an intensely sweet distilled spirit.  It’s important to choose a premium cachaça for this cocktail because a cheaper brand can ruin an otherwise perfect drink.  If you’d like to give it a try, here’s a recipe I found on the web:


  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 2 tsp fine sugar
  • 2 oz cachaca (rum-like alcohol from Brazil made with sugar-cane juice)


  1. Place the lime wedges and sugar into a glass (5-10 oz).
  2. Muddle well to create a paste.
  3. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  4. Pour in the cachaca.
  5. Stir well.

Note: Keep the sugar mixed in the drink by stirring often.

If any of our Brazilian readers have suggestions, please share in the comments section below.


(Have a recipe you’d like to share? Tell us about it and we’ll feature it on a Foodie Friday!)

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