A simple mix of lime, sugar and cachaça, the Caipirinha is one of Brazil’s greatest treasures (along with the Amazon rainforest, sunny beaches and a certain style of undercarriage waxing). The three-ingredient masterpiece is about as simple to make as a Jack & Coke, requiring only a bit of muddling to achieve the perfect balance of sweet, sour and vegetal flavors.
Now is the perfect time to celebrate this easily adaptable summer masterpiece. The best way to go about it? With a full-blown Caipirinha bonanza. Whether you’re planning a 2016 Summer Games party or just looking for an excuse to drink with your friends, here are a few tips for bringing Brazil to your home bar. Believe us, it will only make watching rhythmic gymnastics that much better.