Cocktail Cabinet No. 63

Brazil is one of the few countries that has an almost official national cocktail – the caipirinha

14th August, 2016
The Caipirinha

With the Olympics well under way, it seems like the right moment to consider the fact that Brazil is one of the few countries that has an almost official national cocktail – the caipirinha. Pronounced ky-(as in sky)-purr-een-ja, it is made from just three basic ingredients and yet is hugely debated.

Every Brazilian seems to feel that only their town, relative or bar makes it correctly, and the mass of cocktail books all...

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