The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail – and is usually made with sugar, limes, and cachaca (a Brazilian liquor made from sugar cane).  This version is a Cacique Caipirinha, however, and is based on a cocktail that I enjoyed in one of my favorite vacation spots, Costa Rica.  Costa Ricans use a sugar cane liquor that is called Cacique Guaro.  You can also substitute white rum in for the cacique if you don’t have any of this Costa Rican liquor on hand.

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Cacique Caipirinha

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving


  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 shots Cacique (or white rum)
  • Club soda
  • Ice


  1. Muddle sugar and lime wedges in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add in ice cubes. Top off with Cacique and add a splash of club soda.
  3. Enjoy

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