One of our favorite restaurants, Texas de Brazil, has a signature drink that hubby and I love to order everytime we go – its called a Caipirinha. Or as my mom likes to call it- a “grown up limemade” – made from fresh limes, sugar and sugar cane rum – this has got to be one of the most refreshing cocktails I’ve ever tasted.

Well, hubby had had a pretty rough day at work, and I thought it might be a nice treat to come home to a nice cold “grown up limemade” (that’s what I’ll just refer to them as from now on, mmkay?) It was a little tricky to find Sugar Cane Rum, but I must say, well worth it! The recipe is so incredibly easy, and the result – so incredibly relaxing! Hubby enjoyed two of them (like I said, it was a hard day!)! I think now we’ve found our new “go-to” cocktail!

The Caipirinha (fondly referred to as “Grown Up Limemade”)

Sugar Cane Rum (such as Cachaca, or whatever kind you can find!)
1 lime, cut into 8 small pieces
Simple Syrup (I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water and ended up with plenty)
Crushed ice

Put the lime pieces in a glass and crush with a pestil until all the juice is worked out; pour desired amount of simple syrup over the limes (I used probably around a tablespoon, but you can use more depending on how sweet or sour you like it). Add the ice, then pour a shot or two of the rum into the glass (also depending on how strong you like it – I didn’t add a whole heck of a lot, but you certainly can!) Give the glass one last stir and serve! Mmmmm!!



  1. So… these are what we’re drinking when we have our Fall weekend, right?? 🙂


    Comment by hornedfroggy — August 14, 2008 @ 1:58 PM

  2. Hornedfroggy – you got it!! 🙂


    Comment by Amy — August 14, 2008 @ 1:59 PM

  3. Does it help all the meat go down?


    Comment by Julie Schaeffer — August 14, 2008 @ 4:09 PM

  4. I love this drink! This is all I drank when I went to Jamaica.


    Comment by Stephanie — August 14, 2008 @ 7:17 PM

  5. We honeymooned in Brazil and these were all we drank! I did one of my first blog entries on how to make a caipirinha. We love to make them at home with our wooden muddler we bought in Brazil. I’m so glad these refreshing drinks are getting easier to find in the states!


    Comment by Lisa — August 19, 2008 @ 10:03 AM

  6. oooh! ooh! One of my all time favorite drinks!!


    Comment by Katie — August 21, 2008 @ 9:59 AM

  7. i just had this at texas de brazil too! i was so yummy but also very strong! i still love mojitos though!


    Comment by Jaime — September 2, 2008 @ 9:09 PM

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