The origins of this popular Brazilian cocktail are a bit mysterious. One version had the drink developed in 1918 for patients with the Spanish Flu. Another has it as a “version 2” of the Poncha, which originated in Madeira, Portugal. Others suggest it was created by farmers near San Paulo. Under any scenario, it is delicious. In some regions, a little honey is mixed in and it’s used medicinally.
As sugar cane production flourished in Brazil, this drink gained immense popularity and is now their “national cocktail”.
Toss on our new Caipirinha shirt and give this refreshing South American cocktail a try. Here’s what you need:
- 1-2 limes sliced in half lengthwise
- 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 ounces of Cachaca (Brazilian Sugar Cane liquor)
- Crushed ice
Muddle the lime and the sugar together. Add the ice and the Cachaca to the muddled mix. Shake for 10-12 seconds. Pour and enjoy!
Here is a link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjMm98w10d0