Try something new for happy hour tonight, and whip up one of these Brazilian cachaca cocktails!
Brazil’s national spirit is pretty similar to rum. Cachaca is a spirit distilled from sugar cane.
It has a funky, fruity, and earthy flavor that works so well in all kinds of cocktails.
Get a taste of Brazil and raise a glass to these cachaca cocktails!
They’re perfect for your next South American-themed dinner party or as your new favorite after-work tipple.
Cachaca Cocktails & Drink Recipes
1. Classic Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktails
A Caipirinha is the most popular cachaça cocktail, and for good reason! It’s refreshing, zesty, and deliciously sweet.
This is one of those cocktails that’s just as tasty as it is easy to make.
It’s made with a mix of muddled limes, sugar, crushed ice, and cachaca. That’s it!
Garnish these fresh and zippy cocktails with a slice of lime for the perfect touch. Cheers!
Ingredients: limes, sugar, cachaca, lime juice, crushed ice
On the hunt for the perfect cocktail to sip on a hot summer’s day?
Whip up a batch of batida cocktails for the perfect, refreshing drink.
This Brazilian favorite was made for warmer weather.
Batida means “shaken” in Portuguese, which refers to the way you make it.
Just shake everything together and serve it over ice.
The tasty tartness of passion fruit makes this cocktail so irresistible.
It pairs beautifully with the fruity flavors in the cachaca.
Ingredients: cachaca, passion fruit pulp, unsweetened coconut milk, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk
3. Caipirinha Cocktail with Strawberries and Cachaca
If you love fruity cocktails, then you’ll fall head over heels for these strawberry caipirinha cocktails!
A classic caipirinha is taken up a notch with delicious strawberries and fresh mint.
And a little lime juice brings everything together with a tasty tartness.
Garnish these scarlet-red cocktails with sliced strawberries and fresh mint leaves.
Ingredients: strawberries, cachaca, limes, raw cane sugar, crushed ice, strawberries, mint leaves
4. Raspberry Caipirinha
The bright and fruity twist to this caipirinha cocktail is mouth-wateringly delicious!
It’s perfect for sipping on those hot summer days.
Raspberries add a wonderful and eye-catching amount of color to this cocktail.
And they’re so easy to muddle and incorporate into this classic Brazilian drink.
If you prefer a smooth drink, you can always strain the cocktail before serving.
That way, there are no raspberry bits in your drink.
Ingredients: lime, raspberries, sugar, cachaca
5. Pineapple Caipirinha
There’s no better summer drink than this pineapple caipirinha! It’s fresh, fruity, and downright delicious.
For the best cocktails possible, leave the pineapple and cachaca to infuse for a few days.
It really helps boost the flavor and smoothness of the drink.
Serve this drool-worthy cocktail in a sugar-rimmed glass with some pineapple and lime.
Ingredients: pineapple-infused cachaca, lime, freshly-crushed pineapple, sugar, crushed ice, lime slices, pineapple slices,
6. Cuban Cachaca Cocktail
These super smooth Cuban cachaca cocktails make for the perfect after-work tipple.
The mellow taste of the cachaca hits the spot every time.
Show off your cocktail-making skills and whip up a batch of these fantastic drinks.
All you need are limes, sugar, cachaca, and ice.
Plus, they only take 5 minutes to make, which is always good news.
Ingredients: honey, lemon juice, cachaca, ice cubes, lemon wedge
7. Batida de Coco – Brazilian Coconut Cocktail
Move over piña coladas, batida de cocos are here to steal the coconut cocktail throne!
They’re classic Brazilian coconut cocktails that are brimming with creamy coconut flavors. They’re creamy, fruity, and downright scrumptious.
These coconut cocktails are the ultimate tropical drink to enjoy in the summer. Serve them up on your next beach-themed vacation.
Ingredients: coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, cachaca, white rum, or vodka, coconut water, ice, toasted coconut
8. Brazil 66 Cocktail
This Brazil 66 cocktail is bursting with the most amazing citrus flavor. It’s bright, fresh, and hands down delish!
An orange liqueur called triple sec adds a whole other punch of orange flavor to this drink. It pairs perfectly with fresh orange juice.
It’s kind of like an orange caipirinha, but a little less tart. That sounds good to me!
Ingredients: cachaca, triple sec, fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, simple syrup
9. Blackberry Caipirinha
Want to seriously impress your friends? Make them a batch of these blackberry caipirinhas.
Their bold hue and complex fruity flavor are to die for.
Muddled blackberries add a wonderful burst of fruity flavor to a traditional caipirinha.
It makes the drink a little sweeter and a little tarter.
These eye-catching cocktails are perfect to kick off your happy hour celebrations.
Ingredients: blackberries, granulated sugar, lime wedge, cachaca, ice cubes
10. Kumquat Caipirinha
If you’re looking to try something new and exciting, whip up one of these kumquat cocktails.
Bartender, Eben Freeman, of Tailor Restaurant in New York City, developed this version of a caipirinha.
He swapped out the limes for kumquats and added turbinado sugar.
Freeman added a soy-caramel sauce to this cocktail to give the drink a more salty-sweet depth.
And you should, too! Yum!
Ingredients: lemon juice, raw sugar, kumquats, cachaca, ice cubes
11. Caipirinha Coffee
Add a little boozy treat to your everyday iced coffee. This caipirinha coffee is perfect for the summer.
The fruity lime flavor of classic cachaca cocktails goes so well with the nutty coffee.
Be sure you use good-quality coffee for the best cocktails imaginable!
Garnish these fab drinks with a slice of lime and some whole coffee beans. Perfection!
Ingredients: lime wedges, brown sugar, cachaca, strong espresso, ice cubes
12. Sparkling Pomegranate Caipirinha
These sparkling pomegranate caipirinhas are pretty similar to a Daiquiri. Instead of rum, you use sugarcane-based cachaça.
There’s so much to love about these bright, sparkling cocktails.
Cachaça adds an earthiness that pairs beautifully with the fruity pomegranate juice.
Add a little sparkling wine to the drink for the perfect, bubbly touch. It’s elegant, fruity, and deliciously tasty. Need I say more?
Ingredients: superfine sugar, pomegranate seeds, lime, pomegranate juice, cachaca, sparkling wine
13. Brazilian Alexander Cocktail: Jaguar’s Milk
Leite de onça, or “milk of the jaguar,” is a fierce cocktail you need to make during festive celebrations.
This cocktail is actually pretty similar to the classic Alexander Cocktail.
However, jaguar’s milk trades cognac for cachaca and adds cinnamon and condensed milk.
It’s Brazilian through and through! Whip up a couple for Festas de São João.
Ingredients: condensed milk, chocolate liqueur, cachaca, heavy cream, ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks
14. Meyer Lemon and Thyme Caipirinha
If you’re looking for a drink that packs a punch, look no further than these Meyer lemon and thyme caipirinhas!
The tart Meyer lemon balances the sugar cane notes of the cachaca so deliciously well.
And the thyme creates an amazing and delicate perfume.
Now, if you find this drink a little too boozy, you can always add a splash of seltzer to smooth it out.
That way, you get the most amazing, refreshing drink.
Ingredients: Meyer lemon, fresh thyme sprigs, granulated white sugar, cachaca, crushed ice
15. Passion Fruit Caipirinha
This passion fruit caipirinha is so fruity and delicious. It’s refreshing, tangy, and deliciously sweet.
Adding passion fruit juice to a classic caipirinha makes this cocktail so refreshing. It’s the perfect summertime drink.
Serve them at your next Brazilian-themed dinner party or barbecue. They’re guaranteed to go down a treat!
Ingredients: white or silver cachaca, white sugar, limes, passion fruit juice
16. Iz Bananaz
The funky combo of cachaça and bittersweet Amaro Montenegro makes this Iz Bananaz cocktail so wonderful.
Those flavor-packed liquors are shaken up with toasty banana liqueur and lemon juice.
Sweet, sour, and warm, this cocktail is downright drool-worthy.
Garnish your banana-centric drink with an orange peel for the final touch. Cheers!
Ingredients: cachaca, Amaro Montenegro, Giffard Banane de Bresil, lemon juice, Hella Aromatic bitters or Angostura
17. The Bristol’s Winter Caipirinha
Love margaritas and mojitos? Then you’ll adore this twist on a classic caipirinha. It’s perfect for hot summer days, happy hour, and brunch.
The Bristol’s Winter Caipirinha is a cocktail from Debbi Peek of The Bristol in Chicago.
Sweet kumquats are muddled along with lime wedges, rosemary sprigs, and sugar.
This creates such a wonderful balance of flavors. Sweet, herbal, and tangy, what’s not to love?
Ingredients: lime wedges, kumquats, rosemary needles, sugar, cachaca, ice, rosemary sprig
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