IT'S HAPPY HOUR: HOW TO MAKE A CAIPIRINHA

 
Why limit happy to an hour.

 Caipirinha [cai-pi-ri-nha]--a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, lime, sugar, and crushed ice...and one of my favorite drinks. 

It’s the weekend, and the only decision you need to make is bottle or glass. If you choose the latter, I have a tasty libation for you to sample. The caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, and the perfect concoction to sip during your pregame shenanigans. Below is a list of ingredients you’ll need in order to make this refreshment:

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 ounces cachaça (Star of the show)

 

Directions

Cut lime into four pieces and sprinkle with sugar (add more sugar to sweeten). Use a muddler, or the end of a spoon, to crush the lime to release the juice.  Add crushed ice cubes and cachaça.  Shake/stir well. Pour liquor into old-fashioned glass. Voila! You’ve officially made a caipirinha!

Please drink responsibly. This is a powerful alcoholic beverage.