I picked my husbsters up from the airport on Sunday and one of the things he really enjoyed in Brazil was their National Drink, which uses is a liquor made from sugar cane and is called Cachaca.
The cocktail itself is called a Caipirinha (pronounced kie-purr-EEN-yah)
He said it was a very refreshing drink on a hot day, and he wanted to make it for me to try at home. I must say I loved it. They do sneak up on ya tho!
Here is what you need to make one!
Lots of ice
Cachaqa (pronounced Ka chah sah -- your local liquor store should have it)
sugar (we used equal)
Cut limes into 1/4 inch thickness, remove the pith, leave skin on
take 1 1/2 lime slices, muddle in the glass or martini shaker, add 1 tsp sugar, 2 oz of Cachaga and ice, mix well and enjoy!