The origin of the Caipirinha cocktail must go back as far as the creation of the cachaça itself. "Caipirinha" comes from the word "caipira" which designates a person from the countryside.
Cachaça is a Brazilian brandy made directly from vesou, the juice of sugar cane. It is a cousin of rum which is obtained from molasses: syrup obtained after refining sugar cane sugar.
Brazil's most popular alcohol, cachaça dates back to the early 1800s. Workers in the sugar cane fields consumed "garapa", sugar cane juice that they just boiled to kill bacteria or other parasites.
Become the emblematic cocktails of Brazil, caipirinhas have the advantage of having a unique recipe that makes everyone agree.
Replacing the Cachaça with vodka, we get the Caïpiroska cocktail.