How To: Make a caipiroska

Make a caipiroska

Learn how to make a caipiroska.

The caipiroska is the Russian cousin of Brazil's national drink, the caipirinha. In this version, vodka stands in for the traditional cachaca sugarcane liquor.

You Will Need

* A rocks glass
* A lime
* 1 to 2 teaspoons granulated sugar or simple syrup
* Ice
* 2 oz vodka
* A wooden spoon
* Muddler

Step 1. Cut lime

Cut the lime in half, and then slice it into thin wedges. Place half of the wedges into the bottom of the glass.

Step 2. Add sugar or syrup

Top the lime wedges with the granulated sugar or simple syrup.

Step 3. Muddle the lime and sugar

Gently grind the lime and sugar mixture with a wooden spoon or muddler to release the lime juice.

Step 4. Ice the class

Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the vodka.

Step 5. Stir

Stir your drink so the vodka blends with the sugar and limes at the bottom of the glass. Garnish with a colorful slice of lime. Enjoy!

Tip: Muddlers can be purchased at houseware and specialty stores.

Fact: In the 2008 summer Olympics, Russia's men's volleyball team beat no.1 ranked Brazil on its way to capturing a bronze medal.

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