Caipirinha vs. Mojito

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Main Difference

The main difference between Caipirinha and Mojito is that the Caipirinha is a Brazil’s national cocktail and Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball cocktail

  • Caipirinha

    Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩj̃ɐ]) is Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar, and lime. Cachaça, also known as caninha, or any of a multitude of traditional names, is Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Although rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products, in cachaça, alcohol results from fermentation of fresh sugarcane juice, then it is distilled, while rum is usually made from refinery by-products such as molasses.The drink is prepared by mixing the fruit and the sugar together, then adding the liquor. This can be made in a single large glass to be shared among people, or in a larger jar, from which, it is served in individual glasses.

  • Mojito

    Mojito (; Spanish: [moˈxito]) is a traditional Cuban highball.

    Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. Its combination of sweetness, citrus, and herbaceous mint flavors is intended to complement the rum, and has made the mojito a popular summer drink.When preparing a mojito, fresh lime juice is added to sugar (or to simple syrup) and mint leaves. The mixture is then gently mashed with a muddler. The mint leaves should only be bruised to release the essential oils and should not be shredded. Then rum is added and the mixture is briefly stirred to dissolve the sugar and to lift the mint leaves up from the bottom for better presentation. Finally, the drink is topped with crushed ice and sparkling soda water. Mint leaves and lime wedges are used to garnish the glass.

    The mojito is one of the most famous rum-based highballs. There are several versions of the mojito.

  • Caipirinha (noun)

    A traditional Brazilian drink prepared with cachaça, lime juice, sugar and ice

  • Mojito (noun)

    A Cuban cocktail, generally made from rum, lime, sugar, mint, etc.


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