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caipirinha

Line breaks: cai¦pir|inha
Pronunciation: /ˌkʌɪpɪˈrɪnjə
 
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Definition of caipirinha in English:

noun

A Brazilian cocktail made with cachaca, lime or lemon juice, sugar, and crushed ice.
Example sentences
  • And signature cocktails include tart blueberry caipirinhas resembling sesame-seed-flecked wheatgrass juice, knockout kiwi mojitos and watermelon lemonade.
  • And caipirinhas are less a cocktail, more a way of life.
  • I learned how to make a wild berry mojito, a caipirinha, a pisco sour and a watermelon margarita.

Origin

Brazilian Portuguese, from caipira 'yokel'.

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