The Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil, enjoyed in bars from the city to the beachside. This mouth-wateringly refreshing drink is a firm favourite at Old Havana.

Cachaça liquor is made from sugar cane juice

Cachaça liquor is made from sugar cane juice

Its base is Cachaça, a strong liquor distilled from fermented sugarcane juice (as opposed to rum which is typically made from sugarcane molasses).

At Old Havana, we use Velho Barreiro Cachaça, which is double distilled before being aged in large oak vats and we love it.


  • • 60 ml cachaça
  • lime cut into small wedges
  • 4 teaspoons sugar


Place lime and sugar into old-fashioned (rocks) glass and muddle (mash the two ingredients together using a muddler or a wooden spoon). Fill the glass with ice and add the Cachaça.

Recipe: International Bartenders Association