How to make a Caipirinha | TWO DIFFERENT WAYS !

The Caipirinha is the iconic Cachaça cocktail, And the most famous cocktail to ever come out of Brazil. It is a simple Cocktail made with Cachaça, Lime, and Sugar.

In this video, I show you how to make a Caipirinha Cocktail Two different ways!

Cachaça and Rum are often confused for one another as they both come from Sugarcane. While Cachaça is similar to rum, it has a flavor all its own. Most rums are distilled from molasses, which is a byproduct of sugarcane processing, while cachaça is distilled from the fresh fermented juice of sugar cane. This difference creates a unique spirit that is characterized by its funky, grassy flavors, which set the Caipirinha apart from other sweet-and-sour cocktails like the Daiquiri.

In the video above, I talk a little bit about what the caipirinha is, its history, and I break down two different Methods on how to make Caipirinha. Brazil’s Most famous drink and the most well-known cachaça cocktail in the world, it is delicious and you should definitely learn how to make one!

Best part is I show you two distinct and different ways to make this world famous classic Cocktail. One is the Classic Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe, and the other is the way I make Caipirinhas at my Bar & Restaurant.

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Caipirinha Recipe:

Traditional Method
Half a Lime Quartered.
1 Sugar cube or 1 Tsp of Sugar
3 oz of Cachaça

Modern method
0.75 oz of Lime Juice
0.75 oz Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Cachaça

But this isn’t the only cachaça cocktail out there! It just happens to be the most famous. I have a whole other series of cocktails using this wonderful spirits which you can read about and watch right here: Cachaça Cocktails

Cachaça Cocktails You Can Make!

There are some truly amazing Cachaça Cocktails out there, and in this post I will be showing you just three of the most incredible. Cachaça is a wonderfully complex and delicious spirit and there is so much more that you can do with it than just make Caipirinhas!

For a long time Cachaça was just relegated to being used solely in Caipirinhas, but the truth is that like with any great spirit there is so much you can do with it. There are so many cachaça cocktails you can make, and in very different styles.

There are three Cachaça Cocktails that immediately come to mind that you can make at home, namely the Rabo De Galo, the Batida, and the Lil’ Smokey. Each of these cocktails exemplifies the versatility of Cachaça and showcases just how much you can do with it.

The Rabo De Galo is considered the 2nd most popular cocktail to come out of Brazil, and is particularly popular in the south of the country. The Batida is more of an informal cocktail but one that shows the more playful side of Cachaça in a cocktail. It is a great template to build amazing cocktails off of.

The Lil’ Smokey in particular is one I have fallen in love with. It comes from Ivy Mix over at Leyenda in Brooklyn, an amazing Bar focusing on Latin American spirits and cocktails. It is also featured in her book, Spirits of Latin America which I will link right below, in case you are interested.

Spirits of Latin America:

Cocktail Recipes: —————————————

Rabo De Galo:

0.75 oz Cachaca
0.75 oz Cynar
0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth

Stir ingredients together, serve over a large cube and garnish with a Lime Twist.


2 oz of Aged Cachaca
1 oz Coconut Milk
1 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Cinnamon Syrup

Blend all of the ingredients in a blender, pour and serve.

Lil Smokey:

4 Lime Quarters
5 Sage Leaves
0.75 oz Pineapple Juice
1.5 oz Mezcal
0.5 oz Cachaca

Muddle the sage and lime, add other ingredients, top with ice and serve.