We hear there is an exciting athletic event in South America this month, so we’ve decided to join the fun by reinventing Brazil’s national drink, the Caipirinha! The Caipirinha, pronounced “kigh-puh-REEN-ya”, is a refreshing drink made with fresh limes, sugar, and Cachaça.
Cachaça, pronounced “kah-SHAH-sah”, is a sugar cane distilled spirit made only in Brazil and dates all the way back to 1516! Its flavor profile lands somewhere between Rum and Tequila – not as sweet as molasses-based Rum and not as much bite as Tequila. Cachaça is the only spirit in the world that is aged in 28 different types of wood. Pretty cool, huh?
So let’s get to this delicious SweetShine Caipirinha. Here’s what you need:
1/2 oz Raspberry Lemon SweetShine
1/2 lime, cut into wedges
1 tsp sugar
2 oz Cachaça
Start by cutting half a lime into wedges.
Add 1 tsp sugar.
Muddle. (Simply press and twist to release juice)
Add 1/2 oz Raspberry Lemon SweetShine.
Top with 2 oz Cachaça.
SweetShine Caipirinha with Raspberry Lemon SweetShine.