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How To Make A Caipirinha Cocktail

How to make a caipirinha cocktail

If there's one thing guaranteed to get you in the Rio spirit, it's sipping on the Brazilian national cocktail at home, in front of all the sporting action.

Luckily, you don't need to become a world-class bartender to make your own caipirinhas. We spoke to the cocktail connoisseurs at 31Dover to find out their favourite recipe for this refreshing rum-based drink. Here it is, in just four easy steps.

Ingredients (for one):

  • 50ml cachaça
  • 1 lime
  • 3 teaspoons of caster sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint garnish (optional)


How to make your caipirinha

Step one


Cut a lime into wedges.

Step two


Muddle together with three teaspoons of sugar in a strong glass tumbler.

Step three


Add crushed ice and 50ml of cachaça.

Step four


Stir well, and sip slowly. Cheers!

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