Caipirinha is a traditional Brazilian cocktail made with Cachaca liquor, limes, and sugar. Very simple refreshing cocktail that is best sipped slowly.

Course cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Brazilian
Keyword cachaca, caipirinha, Lime
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 332 kcal


  • 1 lime
  • 1 1/2-2 tbsp raw sugar (turbinado) (If substituting brown sugar or super fine sugar, use less)
  • 3 oz Cachaca
  • Ice
US Customary - Metric


  1. Use room temperature limes so the juices melt sugar faster. Slice lime into slices or small chunks and add it to the glass.

  2. Add sugar and muddle, muddle, muddle! The goal is to make sure sugar is melted before adding Cachaca.

  3. Add ice cubes almost to the top and and pour in Cachaca. 

  4. Use another larger glass (or a shaker) to pour the mixture back and forth a couple of times to mix.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 19.5mg24%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.