CLASSIC CAIPIRINHA

from Food & Wine, May 2008

 

Makes 1 cocktail

 

This delicious, deceptively potent cachaša-based cocktail is traditionally flavored with muddled limes. In Brazil, however, guava and passion fruit are commonly used too, as is caju, the sweet, vanilla-scented fruit of the cashew tree.

 

Ingredients:

1/2 lime, sliced into 4 wedges

1 to 2 teaspoons sugar or simple syrup

1 cup ice

2 ounces cachaša

 

Procedure:

 

1.            Gently muddle the lime and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add the ice and cachaša, shake, and pour the drink with ice into a large rocks glass.