The caipirinha is one of the most recognizable drinks in Brazil. Made with cachaça, a clean distillate similar to rum, the caipirinha is lime-tangy, semi-sweet, and certain to make your evening on the copacabana a memorable one.
Interestingly, a variant sold on the beach in Rio is called a caipirivodka is made with vodka instead of cachaça. Apparently young Brazilians don't want to appear unsophisticated by drinking the same booze as their forefathers.
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