The Caipirinha, with Novo Fogo Silver Cachaca

A classic cocktail from Brazil, the Caipirinha. The Caipirinha utilizes Cachaca, a Brazilian sugar cane based liqueur closest akin to that of Rhum Agricole on the Islands.

We show you how to make the classic design, with fine grain sugar and the entire lime process from start to finish. The process of muddling, utilizing the sugars really keeps the Caipirinha traditional to its creation process and retains the right balance of sweet and tart.

Ultimately it’s a simple cocktail design, but some of the most simple things create the best results. So why mess with perfection?

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The Caipirinha
2 oz. Novo Fogo Silver Cachaca, 1/2 Fresh Lime, 1 Heaping Table Spoon of Ultra-Fine Grain Sugar

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brainstorm90 says:

brazil is like the first country for biofuel production… and most of that biofuel is made with sugar cane, and sugar production byproducts

tiagoaoa says:

As a Brazilian I feel almost ashamed to say that, but I actually would rather have a long island iced tea than a caipirinha.

SingleMaltTv says:

Great looking cocktail and such a neat kit! I wonder if you could make a Caipirinha with Scotch? 😉

Reid says:

Provided my quick mental conversion of US currency is accurate, that seems like a cool deal. I thought that mixer that stood in for sugar and lime was a bit silly.

You guys have huge limes over there. When I made caipiroska I had to use a whole lime in my glass.

My inner Brazilian loves that you’re differentiating cachaça and rum. Not that I’ve ever actually been to Brazil, or met more than a handful of Brazilians. But I have an inner Brazilian!

Bryan Usrey says:

Nice commercial on this video. The kit seems useless, but I guess if you are just making your first drink, it might be okay. 

StuffThatBurns says:

I always use brown can sugar instead of the white sugar. it really adds to the tast i find

diegobertechini says:

Cachaça also works really well if you shake it with honey, lime juice and just a hint of vanilla. Drink it as a shot.
Another popular drink here in Brazil is the “Bombeirinho” (Little firefighter), that’s cachaça with gooseberry syrup and lime (You can sense a theme here with the limes, right).
Just got to know your channel and really liked it!

Ted Jumble says:

Watching this video i get thirsty.I also like all the versions: caipiroska,caipirisima,azteca…

Leo Vines says:

Novo fogo means new fire in Portuguese. Cheers from Rio!

Brad Neely says:

lol how can you describe the flavor profile as “organic” 

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