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Caipirinhas

Caipirinhas
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 2
Cachaça is a clear liquor made from a Brazilian sugar cane. It is a favorite in Brazil and tastes similar to light rum.

Ingredients

  • 4 small limes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 oz cachaça or light rum
  • Crushed ice

Directions

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
27g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

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