Finding the Five Best Caipirinhas in Rio de Janeiro

The national cocktail is a favorite among Brazilians and gringos alike, traditionally accompanying a ‘churrasco’ or Brazilian barbecue; however, it is also enjoyed at bars, in restaurants, at street parties, or as an accompaniment to the famous Rio sunset.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the World Cup in full swing, Brazil’s manager Tite recently told reporters that after each victory he traditionally allows himself one reward: he drinks a caipirinha. And he’s not the only one - the deceptively strong and delicious drink is known as Brazil’s national cocktail.

So in honor of Tite’s tradition, here are five great caipirinhas to seek out in Rio de Janeiro.

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