Muddling makes every drink better – just ask the Brazilians who have been smashing sugar and fresh fruit into their cocktails for generations. And there’s no better proof than the caipirinha: Brazil’s national beverage that comprises little more than lime, sugar and cachaca – the Brazilian sugarcane alcohol that often requires a little flavor enhancement before drinking. Somehow these simple ingredients are all we need to muddle up one of the most delicious and refreshing cocktails on the planet!
Watch the video below for a simple muddling recipe from Leblon Cachaca that is great for beginners. And experts, feel free to add your favorite fruits of choice to the mix and make this tropical beverage even more enticing!