Fogo de Chao Classic Caipirinha Brazilian Cocktail Recipe

The classic Caipirinha is considered the national cocktail of Brazil and I can see why. It's cool, crisp and refreshing with that laid back tropical feel but still refined enough to be enjoyed at the fanciest of occasions. I don't see it served that often outside of Brazilian restaurants though, which is a shame since it is so tasty. I suppose that's just one more reason I love going to Fogo de Chao ...

classic caipirinha cocktail recipe from fogo de chao

Caipirinha Cocktail Ingredients:

  • 1 whole lime
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 oz. Cachaça

caipirinha recipe from fogo de chao

Preparation of Caipirinha Cocktail Recipe:

  1. Cut lime in half and remove core (this is the bitter part of the lime; it is not sour).
  2. Slice lime thinly against the direction of the core.
  3. Place sliced lime in a rocks glass and add two tablespoons of sugar.
  4. Muddle lime and sugar together to extract the natural juice of the lime.
  5. Fill glass to the brim with ice, and add 2 oz. of cachaça.
  6. Cap glass with bar shaker and shake thoroughly to ensure the sugar dissolves evenly.
  7. Pour back into rocks glass and Serve at once. Enjoy!

Note: Garnish the Caipirinha with a lime wheel or stick of sugar cane, as desired!