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Caipirinha

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Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Wed, 2017-11-08 22:19

Summary

Yield
1 Servings
Prep time
Cooking time
Total time

Description

The best-known origins are from Sao Paulo in 1918, suggesting it was originally based on a medicine for Spanish flu involving garlic and honey. For the creation of the caipirinha, these elements were removed and sugar added to reduce the sharpness of the lime.

Ingredients

2  
Cachaca (Cachaça)
1 tablespoon
sugar
8  
lime (wedges fresh lime)

Instructions

How to make a Caipirinha?

1. Muddle the lime and sugar in the base of a robust glass until the sugar is almost dissolved.
2. Half fill the glass with crushed ice and add 1 measure of cachaça and stir.
3. Repeat this process and finish with a mound of crushed ice on top.
Garnish
None
Glass
Rocks

Notes

Measures are multiples of 25ml
1 = 25 ml, 2 = 50ml, 3 = 75ml 1/2 = 12.5ml, 1/4 = 6.25ml

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