Strawberry Caipirinha and Many More…


No other drink reminds me more of summer than caipirinha… or is more celebratory of  The World Cup Brazil!  With temperatures soaring, I told myself that I had to make one today — yes, a Strawberry Caipirinha! And not only that, but to also present many others from our collection…

Strawberry Caipirinha (caipirinha de morango)

Traditional Caipirinha (with lime and cachaça), Tangiroska (a variation of caipirinha made from tangerine and vodka), Pomegranate Caipririnha,  Berry Caipilé (berry caipirinha with tangerine popsicle), and Watermelon Caipisake (another variation of caipirinha made from watermelon and sake).

Caipirinhas by From Brazil To You

If you don’t consume alcohol, you can still have these superb drinks by switching alcohol for sparkling (flavored) water. This is what I often do!

With or without alcohol, it is time for a super refreshing, seasonal, ruby-like strawberry caipirinha! It is pure summer in a glass, don’t you think? Let’s cheer for our soccer teams while refreshing ourselves with this strawberry caipirinha and others like the ones described above.

Strawberry Caipirinha

Which one of them is your favorite? Which country are you cheering for?



Strawberry Caipirinha (Caipirinha de Morango)


And here is the video on how to make strawberry caipirinha:


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Strawberry Caipirinha
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The most refreshing and tasty Strawberry Caipirinha to celebrate both summer and the World Cup Brazil!
Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Brazilian
Serves: 1
  • 4-5 quartered medium strawberries (stems removed)
  • 2-3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • About 3-4 Tablespoons of sparkling water (for a non-alcoholic version) or cachaça (alcoholic version). If cachaça is not available in your area, use either white rum or vodka.
  • Crushed ice
  1. Place the strawberries into a 6-ounce glass. Then, spoon the sugar on top of the strawberries. Using a pestle, mash the fruit, and stir in the sparkling water or cachaça (or white rum/vodka). Fill the glass with crushed ice. Decorate as desired. Cheers!

Strawberry Caipirinha

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40 Responses to Strawberry Caipirinha and Many More…

  1. Amira 22 June, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Your caipirinha is just in time for us. Our home is filled these days with screams, shouting anger and happiness at some time … we are a soccer family too :). I’ll give the strawberry one a go soon. Thanks Denise for the wonderful drink.
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    • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

      Thank you, Amira!!! Enjoy this soccer event with your family while drinking caipirinhas.

    • Daniela 23 June, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

      Your drinks sound so refreshing and look so yummy like summer in a glass :)
      Strawberry Caipirinha is one of my all time favorites, now I must try your version Denise.
      The color is so beautiful and I’m sure it tastes even better than it looks.
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      • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

        Enjoy a lot, Daniela! I am glad to know that you enjoy caipirinhas…

  2. Rekha Vengalil 23 June, 2014 at 4:18 am #

    This is indeed a very refreshing drink and looks so summary :-) Thank you for sharing the recipe Denise.
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  3. Sugar et al 23 June, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    That gorgeous colour! Pretty as a picture. I’d love to have all of those flavours…they sound amazing!
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    • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

      Thank you, Sonali! I hope you pick at least one flavor and make it one day…

  4. Little Cooking Tips 23 June, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    Wonderful colors and flavors Denise! Caipirinha is one of those words-synonyms for Brazil :)
    Thank you for sharing, and a wondeful new week Denise!

    • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

      Thank you, Panos and Mirella! Wishing you both a great week as well!

  5. Kathleen 23 June, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    I a soooooo excited about your Strawberry Caipirinha drink. Can’t wait to try it and ALL of the others. I shared you on my blog….you are awesome!
    Thanks so much!

    • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi, Kathleen! I am so glad that you got you excited about these caipirinhas. I remember that you told me once that you’re crazy for this drink. Well, I hope you enjoy all these flavors.

  6. Rebecca 23 June, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Oh Denise, I am so glad you wrote this post! Having lived in Brasil for 4 years and grown to LOVE caipirinhas, I have always wondered about the limão. Is it a lemon or a lime? Brasilians told me it was a lemon and having never tasted a lime in the U.S., I really couldn’t tell. I just knew I loved the flavor of it, whether in a caipirinha, lemonade (maybe it was limade!) or over fish. It’s just delicious! So you’re saying that it’s a lime? I thought it was a special kind of lemon that they had in Brasil but not the U.S. Silly me. Well, I’m going to go buy some cachaca and some LIMES! :)
    Thanks for the recipe! Vai Brasil!

    • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 12:42 pm #

      Hi, Rebecca! Welcome!!!!
      Lime is used for the traditional caipirinha. I think the confusion is justified… Lime for Americans is actually lemon for Brazilians — and vice-versa! :)
      Its flavor is more pungent than the American lemon.
      If you don’t find cachaça, no worries! You can use white rum instead.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!!

  7. There is only one thing to say- Bottoms up!
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  8. Deb 23 June, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    We’ve been diving into anything with strawberries and the caipirinha is a not-to-be-missed contender for the coming weekend! Happy summer!
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    • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      Thank you, Deb! A very happy and refreshing summer for you all…

  9. Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine 23 June, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    This looks so pretty and refreshing Denise and I love that it’s so simple too.
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    • Denise Browning 23 June, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

      Thank you, Chris!!!! It’s virgin version is a summer fave of mine!!!

  10. Lady Lilith 23 June, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    I would love to try the pomegranate or maybe even watermelon.
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  11. Mi Vida en un Dulce 23 June, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Ohhh… Caipirinha de Morango, what a lot of memories for me.
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  12. Jess @ 24 June, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    This sounds amazing! Lovely and vibrant!
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  13. Liz 24 June, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    Perfect for the World Cup! I have nearly a full bottle of cachaça, and your strawberry caipirinhas look terrific!
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    • Denise Browning 24 June, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

      Thank you, Liz! I hope you can choose one and try a new flavor.

  14. Francesca 25 June, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    Ohh I love caipirinhas! Strawberry are my favorites, for sure. And Italy lost to Uruguay last night, so now I’m all in for holland and our Flying Dutchmen!
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    • Denise Browning 25 June, 2014 at 9:23 am #

      I am so sorry Italy went home! Well, good luck to the dutch. They will win against Mexico for sure. Enjoy caipirinhas while watching the games.

  15. I love a caipirinha! Never had one with strawberries, though. Terrific idea. Thanks.
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    • Denise Browning 25 June, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

      Thanks, John! I know that you are a drink lover… In Brazil, we have caipirinha from many fruit flavors. Enjoy!

  16. Kiran @ 14 July, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Yummy! Love caipirinha!! Especially with strawberries! Cheers to a wonderful World Cup hosting :)
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    • Denise Browning 14 July, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

      Thank you, Kiran! I am glad to hear that visitors had a great experience although the press (most people that did not put a foot there) was not fair to Brazil.

  17. Monet 15 July, 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    Hi Denise! This look so lovely and refreshing! Strawberries are so sweet right now!

    • Denise Browning 16 July, 2014 at 9:50 am #

      Yes, Monet! They are in season here in the US and I could not resist to put them in a fave drink of mine (although I always make mine virgin).

  18. Jasline (Foodie Baker) 1 September, 2015 at 6:34 am #

    This drink looks absolutely cooling and refreshing!
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