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Three glasses of caipiroska on a tray decorated with sliced lime and fresh mint.


Course Beverage
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Author Marissa @ OMGfood


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ lime cut into 6-8 wedges
  • 2 teaspoons sugar*
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • 1 slice of lime for garnish optional


  • Add sugar to a cocktail shaker. Squeeze the juice from the limes into the shaker, then add in the limes. 
  • Using a muddler or back end of a wooden spoon, crush the limes and sugar to release more juices, then give it a quick stir.
  • Add ice to the shaker and top with the vodka. Close it off with the lid and give it a few shakes.
  • Pour everything into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lime slice.
  • Enjoy!


  1. You can use granulated or raw sugar. If using the raw/turbinado sugar, I recommend grinding it in a mortar and pestle first. Using white sugar will result in a clearer beverage, while raw sugar will add a hint of tan.
  2. Another way to make this is to muddle the limes and sugar directly in a cocktail glass, then top with ice (cubes or crushed) and vodka. Stir, garnish with a slice of lime, and serve.