Caipirinha | Zestful Kitchen


  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Brazilian


A classic caipirinha recipe that features lime, a touch of sugar and Brazilian cachaça.



  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 5 ounces cachaça
  • Ice
  • Club soda or lime-flavored sparkling water (optional)
  • Lime wedges for garnish


In a cocktail shaker muddle lime wedges with sugar. Add cachaça and fill shaker three-quarters full with ice, secure lid, and shake vigorously.

Pour (don’t strain) into two rocks glasses and top with club soda or sparkling water, if desired.

Add a few more lime wedges for garnish, if desired.