How to make:
MUDDLE lime wedges in the base of shaker to release juice and oils in its skin. Add cachaça and sugar. SHAKE with 6oz scoop crushed ice and pour all without straining into glass.
Stirrer but no garnish
In its native Brazil it is usual to serve this drink with cubed ice (actually most usually holly tubular machine ice) but the drink travelled to, and became popular the UK at a time when the use of crushed ice was fashionable, so in this and other 'new' cachaça markets the use of crushed ice has become the norm.
For information on the history and other variations of the Caipirinha, please see our Caipirinha cocktail page.