The national drink of Brazil, and now hugely popular across Europe, the States and the rest of the world. A good Caipirinha is a little time consuming to make but is well worth the effort. Add a spoonful of organic, granulated brown sugar to add extra depth. Most bars will serve this with a straw, but a Caipirinha is best drunk from the side of the glass, using the straining properties of the crushed ice to hold back bits of Lime or undissolved Sugar.
The green tinge of muddles lime shows through the ice at the top of a Caipirinha cocktail.
Add 1 whole quartered Lime to the glass.
Gently muddle the contents of the glass
Fill up the glass with lots of crushed ice.
Churn the contents of the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.