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My version of the Caipirinha cocktail: delightfully refreshing and powerfully alcoholic drink based on cachaca.
Caipirinha (k-eye-per-reen-yah) is the name of the drink: Cachaca (kashasah) is the name of the alcoholic spirit/liquor used in the drink. Cachaca is ...
Start by rinsing and drying the lime(s). (I'm not usually drinking alone so I wash several.)[[BR]] Since you do not remove the rinds from the drink, t...
Remove the thicker rind top and bottom ends and any unsightly blemishes.
Half the limes with a knife and cut a "V" groove to remove the center pithy part from each half. (You don't want her/him to complain their drink is fu...
Slice each lime half into 8 pieces
Depending on the size of the lime, its juiciness and your serving size, place 1/2 to all of the lime into a short, wide glass. I don't recommend a tal...
Add 3 teaspoons of coarse sugar. Here I usually use 1 teaspoon of coarse (to aid grinding the limes) and 2 teaspoons of ordinary granular sugar (to ha...
Muddle, grind, pulverize, mash those lime pieces right in the glass with a "mashing stick". During the early days I used a "wooden thing in the drawer...
Now you'll need finely crushed ice. For those schmucks that don't have an automatic machine (like me), here's what I find efficient: a thick plastic b...
Now simply pick up the bag and pour ice contents into the glass. You can avoid dumping half the ice on the counter by holding the bag's open end to fo...
Add a final teaspoon of coarse sugar and pour 1 to 2 ounces of cachaÃ§a over the ice
Serve with a short straw (bendy type or whatever you have, but a straw is important).[[BR]] Now sip on that. Mmmmmm... You get the semi-sour drink al...
When you get to the bottom and begin making disgusting slurp noises, remove the straw and tip the glass up to get every last drop, toss the lime remna...
There are some who will balk at the complexity/time of preparation. To those I would say stick to your mass produced, artificially coloured and flavou...
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