prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher

Using white rum for this cocktail is a refreshing winner, but Cachaca, a dry Brazilian liquor made from sugarcane, makes it a true Caipirinha.

Size: 2 servings

1 large lime, quartered
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup cachaca or white rum
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Ice cubes


Divide lime and sugar between 2 short glasses.  Using wooden spoon or muddler, mash lime and sugar in each glass.  Add 1/4 cup cachaca and 1 tbsp lemon juice to each glass; stir to blend.  Fill each with ice.

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ