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The Cocktail Spirit With Robert Hess: How to Make a Caipirinha


This week’s installment of The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess brought to you by the Small Screen Network teaches you how to make a Caipirinha. According to Robert Hess, “Cachaça is the national spirit of Brazil. From that spirit comes the national cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha.”


  • 2 ounces cachaça (If cachaça is not available in your area, you can substitute a good white rum.)
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1/2 lime, quartered


  • Wash the lime, and cut it into quarters.
  • Put the lime pieces into a heavy tumbler and then add the sugar.
  • Muddle hard to extract juices and dissolve the sugar.
  • Fill the glass with ice, then add the cachaça. Stir to mix and chill.


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