Cachaça is a brasilian type of aguardiente, which means is distilled between 29 and 40 grades of alcohol. First fermented and then distilled, Aguardientes are inexpensive to produce and highly alcoholic.
Cachaça comes in two versions unaged (white) and aged (gold). White cachaça is cheaper since it does not need to be aged in barrels. White Cachaça is used to prepare caipirinhas.
Dark cachaça is aged in barrels ans usually drank straight up.
Translates as "Peasant Girl".
1 Lime cut in chunks.Muddle in Rock Glass with 1 spoon full of sugarFill the Glass with Crushed Ice.
Add 2 oz of Cachaca
Shake or Stir. Lime Wedge and short straws
1/2 Lime cut in chunks and 3 Wild Blackberries
Muddle Lime and Blackberries in Rock Glass with 1 1/2 spoons full of sugarFill Glass with Crushed Ice.
1 1/2 oz of Cachaca
Serve with short straws
Caipirinha made with Vodka instead of Cachaca.
1 Lime in chunks muddled with 1 Spoonfull of sugar
Top with crushed ice on rock glass
Add 2 oz of Cachaca White
Shake or stir, top with a little Soda
While Caipirinhas made with Cachaca are seen as the drink of the lower-
classes, the Caipiroska is seen as fashionably exclusive due to its use of the
more expensive imported spirit, Vodka
2 oz Cachaca (sub: aguardiente)
1/2 oz Honey or Honey Syrup
1oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Shake with Ice, and then strain into an Ice-filled Short Glass.