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
- 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)
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.