caipirinha stuart mullenbergThere aren’t many cocktails that are more refreshing than a Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail.

1/2 a lime, cut into quarters
1–2 tsp. superfine sugar (to taste)
2 oz. cachaça
Tools: muddler, shaker
Glass: rocks

In a shaker, muddle fresh limes with sugar. Add cachaça and ice cubes and shake vigorously. Pour, unstrained, into a chilled glass.