World Cup cocktail hour

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Sample Fogo de Chao's caipirinha Sample Fogo de Chao's caipirinha Photo Credit: Fogo de Chao

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The best way to fill your personal World Cup is with a caipirinha.

This high-octane cocktail is fueling many festivities in Brazil, where it's the equivalent of a national drink.

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Essential to the caipirinha is cachaca, a distillate made with fresh pressed sugarcane juice. Good producers include Leblon, Beleza Pura, Sagatiba, Pitu, Ypioca and Pirassununga.

You'll also need a lime, some sugar and fortitude.

The technique is simple. Cut up a lime and muddle it with a teaspoon of sugar in a tumbler. Then, add 2 ounces or so of cachaca. Stir the drink, add some ice and stir it again.

Fittingly, it has a kick.

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