The host of the 2016 Summer Games, Brazil is also the birthplace of the Caipirinha, a delightfully refreshing cocktail that is surprisingly simple to make. Equal parts smooth, strong, and sweet, Caipirinha’s are traditionally made from three key ingredients: lime, sugar, and cachaça.
Hennessy’s take on this national favorite swaps out the cachaça for Hennessy Very Special to add body and interest. A simple orange twist complements the lively and robust flavors in the cognac.
Place 4 slices of lime in the bottom of a rocks glass and muddle to extract all juice and essential oils. Add all other liquids with ice and stir to mix all ingredients together. Garnish with an orange twist.
Before you know it, the Hennessy Caipirinha will have your hips swaying to a breezy bossa nova in the Copacabana sun.