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Lemon Caipirinhas

This cold lemonade Caipirinha is a sweet blend of citrus juice and cachaca, Brazil's infamously potent sugarcane spirit.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2004

Ingredients

  • 2 limes, each cut into 16 small wedges
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cachaca (Brazilian brandy)
  • 6 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • Lime-peel twists, for garnish (optional)
  • Lemon slices, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. With a wooden pestle or spoon, crush lime wedges and sugar in a large glass until juices are released. Stir in cachaca. Fill a pitcher with ice; add cachaca mixture, and stir. Stir in lemonade; divide among serving glasses. Garnish with lime-peel twists and lemon slices, if desired.

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