No Thanks

Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Ginger Caipirinhas

Spice up the classic from Brazil -- made with the spirit cachaca, which is derived from sugarcane -- by muddling fresh ginger along with the lime.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 10 mins
  • servings: 12
Photography: Marcus Nilsson




  • 24 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger
  • 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 12 limes, quartered, plus thin wedges for serving
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) cachaca

Cook's Note

To make coarsely crushed ice, pulse small batches of ice cubes a few times in a food processor.


  1. Step 1

    Place 2 ginger slices and 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar in each of 12 tumblers. Use a muddler to mash ginger. Add a quartered lime to each; crush with muddler. Fill glasses with coarsely crushed ice, add a scant 1/4 cup cachaca to each, and stir well. Squeeze lime wedges into glasses and serve.

Martha Stewart Living

Related Topics