Caipirinhas

Cachaça is a clear liquor made from a Brazilian sugar cane. It is a favorite in Brazil and tastes similar to light rum.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

4
small limes, quartered
1/4
cup sugar
2
to 3 oz cachaça or light rum
Crushed ice
  • 1 Place 1 quartered lime in each of 4 lowball glasses. Using a wooden spoon or muddler, crush limes.
  • 2 Add 2 tablespoons sugar to each glass; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add cachaça; top each glass with ice.

Expert Tips

It is traditional in Brazil to serve this drink with feijoada (a stew with sliced meat and black beans) and a rice dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
27g
27%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.