Caipirinha (pronounced ka-pur-een-ya) is the National cocktail of Brazil! It is made with cachaça, a Brazilian spirit made with sugar cane.
1 lime, quartered
2 tsp fine sugar
2 oz cachaca*
Place the lime wedges and sugar into an old-fashioned glass. Muddle well. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Pour in the cachaca and stir well.
*If you are unable to find cachaça, you can substitute light rum or vodka.
photo courtesy of David Catania, Wikipedia.org