The 2016 Summer Olympics ended in Rio on Sunday night, so if you're already missing them like we are, try making this popular Brazilian cocktail.
It's called a "caipirinha," which translates to "peasants' drink" and is named so because of how the masses drink it on almost every beach in Brazil. It is made with a base of cachaca, sugar, ice and any kind of fruit. Cachaca is a Brazilian rum distilled from sugarcane juice. It is billed as a sweeter rum, but our initial tastings brought sharp bitter notes at the beginning — hence the importance of the sugar in the drink. This is a traditional caipirinha, which uses lime as the fruit.
Scott Pollenz, Times staff writer