cai·​pi·​ri·​nha | \ ˌkī-pə-ˈrēn-yə How to pronounce caipirinha (audio) \

Definition of caipirinha

: a cocktail consisting of lime, sugar, and rum

Examples of caipirinha in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the caipirinha, Stewart’s favorite cocktail, was overwhelmingly sour. Richard Morgan, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 Yet another crowd-pleaser marries a cosmopolitan with a caipirinha. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 July 2022 Toast your dinner — and this winner — with a pisco sour, caipirinha or piña colada. Washington Post, 18 May 2022 The casual lounge’s menu of salads, tacos and burgers is perfect for sipping a passion fruit caipirinha while looking out at the city lights. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 10 Feb. 2022 Going to the farmers market with lead bartender Marcus Ragas to find citrus, including Eureka lemons, for Caboco’s caipirinha and cachaça bar has been illuminating. Andy Wang, Robb Report, 29 Sep. 2021 Cocktails help keep the mood light, and options include classic drinks like a caipirinha and a daiquiri. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 12 May 2021 While Gomes was defeated, the confection named in his honor is now a standard in cafés, snack bars, and restaurants throughout the country, with fancified flavors—like churro and caipirinha—gaining popularity. Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, Bon Appétit, 9 Dec. 2020 The night's Brazilian menu showcases the country's national drink, caipirinha (cachaça, sugar and lime), and its popular dish feijoada (black bean, beef and pork stew). Return 5 p.m. Feb. 25 for a Fat Tuesday celebration. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, 17 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of caipirinha

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caipirinha

Brazilian Portuguese, from caipira backwoodsman, rustic

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“Caipirinha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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