Caipirinha de Moro

This traditional Brazilian cocktail, typically made with lime, sugar and Cachaca (Brazilian rum) can be found sold all over Brazil in roadside stands. The Moro blood orange pairs beautifully alongside the lime and sugar.

Number of servings

ingredients

  • 1.5 oz. inexpensive Cachaca
  • 1 Moro blood orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar (light brown sugar works as a substitute)
Directions
  1. Cut the blood orange in half, pole to pole. Then in half again, pole to pole. Then turn and cut that in half across the orange. Do the same for the lime.
  2. In a short glass, add sugar, 4 pieces of blood orange and 2 pieces of lime. Muddle all together really well, until sugar is dissolved in juice.
  3. Add Cachaca and stir.

    Notes:
    • This cocktail is the drink of the common people, so save your expensive Cachaca for another use. For this one, use an inexpensive liquor which will have a fiery bite of alcohol which is required for this drink.