Meyer Lemon Caipirinha

Meyer Lemon Caipirinha Drink

Of all things Brazilian, you’ve probably heard of Caipirinha, our heraldic emblem and one of Brazil’s greatest contributions to the food and wine world.

Essentially, caipirinha is a simple cocktail based on a mixture of mashed lime with sugar, ice, and cachaça. As elementary as it is, there are a few variables that could make all the difference in your drink. The lime should be cut into medium-sized chunks. It is then mashed with sugar by a wooden muddler until the lime releases its oils. Transfer this mixture to a shaker, add some ice, cachaca, shake it, and pour. Done!

It was OMG at first sight when I saw some Meyer Lemons at the farmers market and used it as an inspiration for this gleaming new recipe. It subtly glimmers for an occasion that blends easy Connecticut elegance with a casual, Latin spirit.


Meyer Lemon Caipirinha

 Makes 1 caipirinha


2 Meyer Lemons

1 tablespoon organic cane sugar

2 to 3 tablespoons cachaça (adjust amount to taste)

Ice cubes

 In a grinder, mash lemon and sugar together.

Transfer to a drink shaker. Add Cachaca, and ice; shake well and pour into a cup.





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22 Sep 2014 Blog

Makes 1 caipirinha

2 limes
1 tablespoon sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons cachaça (adjust amount to taste)
Ice cubes

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.