Brazil: Caipirinha from Cocktails to Match Your Heritage (Slideshow)

Cocktails to Match Your Heritage (Slideshow)

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Brazil: Caipirinha

There are a lot of reasons to be drinking if you’re a Brazilian right now. The World Cup is over, and it ended for the hosts in what was probably the most painful-to-watch rout ever in international soccer. Fortunately, the choice of Brazil’s most patriotic drink is easy: It’s the caipirinha. The caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail, and when translated into American English, it basically means “little hillbilly.” That name alone is victory enough for Brazil.