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A caipiroska garnished with a lime wedge.

Caipiroska is a form of Caipirinha prepared with vodka instead of the usual cachaça. It is a popular cocktail in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. It is also sometimes known as Caipivodka and Caipirodka. It has grown in popularity in recent years as access to international vodkas continues to diversify in South America.


Although the "proper" way to make a Caipiroska is a matter of quite varied opinion, the basic recipe[1] requires:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • Crushed ice.

Put lime wedges and sugar into a rocks glass and muddle. Then pour in the 2 ounces of vodka and put in crushed ice. Stir, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.

Other variations include using brown sugar[2] or raw sugar.[3] As with any cocktail, the proportion of ingredients and subtleties of technique will result in differing nuances of flavor.


  1. ^ "Caipiroska : Bobby Flay : Food Network". Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Caipiroska". MyBestCocktails. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Capiroska cocktail recipe -". Retrieved 2016-07-06.