When immersed in the exotic environment of Brazil, drinking an authentic Brazilian cocktail would definitely by a welcome addition to the taste buds. The Caipirinha is considered to be the national cocktail of Brazil — like the Mojito is for Mexico. If you're looking to make this cocktail at home, then there's one problem that might stand in between you and your dreams — the curious addition of cachaça! However, this can be substituted with a nice drop of Puerto Rican rum – but make no mistake about it, this is far from a perfect substitution. Luckily, the other ingredients in the Caipirinha are a little easier to find — most people can get their paws on some ice cubes and lime, which compensates for the interminable walking up and down the alcohol aisle looking for cachaça. If, however, you're not too fond of committing blasphemy against the national cocktail of Brazil, due to not being able to find the correct ingredients, then one can replace the cachaça with vodka, to make a variation of the Caipirinha cocktail — a Caipiroska! You can then drink your exotic cocktail in the full knowing that your cocktail is authentic. Nonetheless, if you've succeeded in find the cachaça, then the Caipirinha cocktail is typically served in an old fashioned glass, with the alcohol and other items poured on the rocks to give it that desired chill. Although if you don't live in a warm country like Brazil, then you can always forget the ice — but Alcomixer does not endorse this in any way, shape or form!