Makes 1 caipirinha
1 tablespoon sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons cachaça (adjust amount to taste)
1 – Cut the two ends of the lime and cut lime into medium chunk wedges.
2 – Using a muddler or even the end of a wooden spoon, mash the lime with sugar, making sure to squeeze all the juices from the lime and to dissolve the sugar in the juice.
3 – Transfer the lime mixture to a shaker. Add the cachaça and ice cubes. Shake well (about 8 to10 times) and pour into a large but not tall sturdy glass.