Drink Recipe:: Caipiroska

by Negronis Greg

As a lover of all things refreshing and citrusy, I can't help but rave about the Caipiroska. This Brazilian cocktail is the perfect blend of sweetness and sourness, and it's super easy to make. Let me tell you all about it.

Origin Story:

The Caipiroska is actually a variation of the famous Caipirinha cocktail, which is made with cachaça (a Brazilian distilled spirit made from sugarcane). The Caipiroska, on the other hand, uses vodka instead of cachaça. It is said that the Caipirinha was created in the early 1900s, but the Caipiroska's exact origin story is not known.


To make a Caipiroska, you will need:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 lime
  • 1-2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Crushed ice


  1. Cut the lime into wedges and remove the white pithy center.
  2. In a shaker, muddle the lime wedges and sugar.
  3. Add the vodka and ice, and shake vigorously.
  4. Pour the mixture (including the ice) into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Who makes the best Caipiroska:

Since the Caipiroska is a fairly simple cocktail, it's not difficult to find a great one. However, some bartenders have mastered the art of creating the perfect Caipiroska. One such bartender is Ricardo Garcia, the head bartender at the Bar Boteco in Rio de Janeiro. He is known for his delicious Caipiroska, and you can check out the Bar Boteco website (barboteco.com.br) or follow them on Instagram (@barbotecorio) for more information.

My personal opinion:

I absolutely love the Caipiroska, and I think it pairs perfectly with spicy food or anything with a bit of heat. The sweetness of the cocktail cuts through the spiciness of the food, and the lime adds a nice acidic kick. It's also a great drink for a summer day, as it's incredibly refreshing.

Overall, I highly recommend trying a Caipiroska if you haven't already. It's a simple yet delicious cocktail that is sure to impress.

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