A chilled drink traditionally served in Brazil that is made from Cachaca, an alcoholic beverage distilled from sugarcane that is similar to rum. Typically, this drink is made with a tablespoon of sugar, a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup of Cachaca* and several lime wedges. The lime wedges are mashed in the bottom of the glass and mixed with the sugar. The remaining ingredients are then added and blended in with the lime and sugar.
*When made with vodka the drink is called caipiroshka.
When made with white rum the drink is called caipiríssima.