Caipirinha is the national drink of Brazil, where it originated, and is a common Carnavale drink.
It is made with cachaça, an intensely sweet Brazillian style of rum that is made from sugarcane juice. The market is changing and now it is possible to easily find a premium cachaça to use in this drink, which is highly recommended because it is the main component of the drink.
1 lime, quartered
2 teaspoons fine sugar
2 ounces cachaca
Place the lime wedges and sugar into an old-fashioned glass.
Fill the glass with ice cubes.
Pour in the cachaca.