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Appears in

One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

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The well-known Brazilian caipirinha is made with cachaça, a liquor distilled from sugarcane. Equally popular throughout South America is the caipiroska, a vodka-based drink made in a similar way with lots of fresh lime. The limes are pounded with sugar first, before the ice and vodka are added. Caipiroskas are best served with a beach in view, on the beach itself, or with a beach in mind.


  • 2 small limes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice cubes


    Put the limes and sugar in a cocktail shaker or sturdy glass. Mash vigorously with a wooden muddler or pestle. Add the vodka and a few ice cubes, shake well, and pour into a rocks glass.