If there is one drink that is the ultimate summer cocktail it must be caipirinha. It’s strong but perfect for long hot summer nights.

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I had my very first caipirinha somewhere in a small Brazilian bar in Amsterdam. I came there with a colleague of Nike where I worked at the time and we were gonna meet someone else in town too. I had heard of caipirinha before but had never drank it. I was – and I am still – not a big fan of the stronger drinks, so I had my doubts wether or not this particular cocktail would be a wise choice. But Hanna insisted I have one as it was supposedly really good. And I got pursueded…


And I totally loved it! But how deceptively easy to drink this is…. It is a dangerous drink for sure as the lime and the ice somehow dilute the alcohol in a way that makes you believe it is not so strong, but let me tell you that when I took my second drink I started to feel really light headed! Hahaha.


With wodka

Caipirinha is officially made with cachaça, but if you cannot find it wodka is a good alternative as we did here. It really is a summery drink but I still have this vague hope that it will eventually start to be sunny again and we get maybe a good Indian summer… And if not, I am sure this will taste well in front of the fireplace… Although.. that does sound a bit odd…

If you have a thing for cocktails you might want to also try this delicious collection of beer cocktails or go for a rhubarb cocktail.


Caipirinha – Brazilian cocktail

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This delicious and fresh Brazilian cocktail is the perfect summer drink
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Cooking time 5 minutes
Total time 5 minutes

2 people


  • 2 limes cleaned well
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 60 cl wodka
  • crushed ice this will be good to do in a blender

How to make caipirinha

  • Grab a bowl and cut the first lime into small pieces. Juice the other lime above the bowl.
  • Add the sugar and the wodka to it and crush with a crusher till all sugar is desolved.
  • Take a pretty glass and fill it to the rim with crushed ice.
  • Pour the caipirinha in and serve straight away

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.4mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist