Caipirinha

 

Caipirinha
Serves 16 (in a 10 ounce rocks glass filled halfway with ice)

1 ½ c sugar
3 limes, each cut into 8 wedges
1 ¼ c lime juice
9 c cachaca
4 ½ c club soda

 In a wide mouthed pitcher (that can hold 4 cups of liquid or more), and with a wooden spoon, for one minute muddle 1 ½ cups sugar with all of the lime wedges until juicy.  Add 1 ¼ cups lime juice and stir well.  Transfer this mixture to your gallon serving container, and add 9 cups cachaca (yep, 9 cups!) and stir more.  You may have to stir longer than you think you should! Right before guests arrive, add 4 ½ cups club soda and stir well again.  Saude! (That’s cheers in Portuguese, guys.)

photo @ bridgingherstory!

Caipirinha