Caipirinha Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Apr 08, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jun 13, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Ideas for a World Cup party, including a great signature caipirinha recipe to help you celebrate! This Brazilian drink will no doubt put you in the spirit.

Caipirinha Recipe & other Cocktail & Party ideas for the World Cup

Caipirinha Recipe – The Perfect World Cup Part Cocktail

I think few people are more excited about the World Cup than my husband. It has been the talk of our house for the last month. I’ll be honest, until we started attending Sporting KC games, I wasn’t that interested in soccer. Now, it’s something we really enjoy together.

With the anticipation of the World Cup kicking off, I made some cocktails to celebrate. Would you have expected any less from me? Since it’s being hosted in Brazil, I couldn’t resist trying Brazil’s national cocktail – a caipirinha.

A Refreshing Brazilian Drink

It’s made with cachaca, which is similar to rum. If you knew me in my twenties, you’d know just how happy this made me!

Before I share the recipe, I warn you, this is a strong cocktail, but the sugar balances the lime & is so refreshing! I added a little sugar & reduced the alcohol from the traditional recipe.

World Cup party ideas | signature Brazilian drink recipes to celebrate the World Cup
World Cup party ideas | signature cocktails to celebrate the World Cup
World Cup party ideas | signature cocktails to celebrate the World Cup
World Cup party ideas

How To Make a Caipirinha Recipe

  • 1/2 lime, quartered
  • 2-3 sugar cubes/teaspoons
  • 2 ounces cachaca
  • ice

In a large glass, muddle limes & sugar. Pour cachaca & add ice, stir well.

Caipirinha – A Great Customizable Cocktail

I also happened to have some fresh strawberries on hand & decided to make a rustic strawberry daiquiri – just a little twist on the traditional caipirinha on ice rather than frozen. It was heavenly & far less calories than a traditional daiquiri!

You’re probably going to want more than just one cocktail during your World Cup party, so check out all my other cocktails that are great for parties!

Cocktail & Party ideas for the World Cup
Cocktail & Party ideas for the World Cup
Cocktail & Party ideas for the World Cup

Strawberry Caipirinha

Julie Blanner
Ideas for a World Cup party, including a great signature caipirinha recipe to help you celebrate! This Brazilian drink will no doubt put you in the spirit.
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Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 1
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 strawberries sliced & quartered
  • 3 sugar cubes /teaspoons
  • 2 ounces cachaca
  • ice

Instructions
 

  • Muddle strawberries & sugar in a cocktail glass.
  • Add cachaca, ice & stir well.

Notes

If you don’t like your cocktails very strong you can reduce the amount of cachaca. 
Increasing the amount of sugar will help sweeten the drink as well. 

Nutrition

Calories:222kcalCarbohydrates:16gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:1mgPotassium:73mgFiber:1gSugar:15gVitamin C:28mgIron:1mg
Keywords Caipirinha, easy cocktail, strawberry
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A Brazilian Drink to Celebrate the World Cup

Given that this is my first World Cup, I had to do a little research. Using bing predict, I saw that Brazil had over a 70% chance of winning last night’s game.

I made drink stirrers with Brazil’s flag & the American flag {I’ll always root for the home team}. I can’t help but think how much fun it would be to host a World Cup party & have attendees select their teams based on bing predict!

World Cup Party Ideas

I only wish we could host our own this month. To create your own cocktail stirrers, print & cut flags, cut bamboo skewers to size & glue the flag using tacky or hot glue. Did you hear? Brazil won!

Cocktail & Party ideas for the World Cup

And to truly get in the spirit, I used ice spheres rather than cubes. Game on!

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