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Caipirinha in Rio de Janeiro 2024-2025

A strong drink for a hot summer night

Best time: November–March


On a hot and humid summer night, there's nothing better than an ice-cold drink. If you're in Rio, you should definitely make it a caipirinha. Made with cachaça, Brazil's most popular alcohol, it's quite strong but very refreshing.

Cachaça is a sugarcane liquor, but unlike rum, it's made out of fresh sugarcane juice and not by-products. Caipirinha is a mix of cachaça, lime juice​, some sugar, and lots of ice. You can enjoy it on your own or share it with your friends by making a whole jar.

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