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Caipirinha Cocktail

Get familiar with Brazil’s national drink this summer.

There aren’t many recipes that are as simple to make and as refreshing as a classic Caipirinha, Brazil’s national drink. At Analogue in New York City, they make a tried and true version. “Our Caipirinha recipe is a strict adherence to the classic recipe, because there’s not much you can do to perfection,” says co-owner Jared Gordon. “It’s sweet, tart, and evokes a warm beach with some salsa music in the background.”


  • 1 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 (or build it in the glass and stir to chill). Pour, unstrained, into a chilled glass.

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