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(brandy cocktail named "little peasant girl")

Serves 1

1 lime, quartered
1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
2 ounces cachaca*
Ice cubes

Mash the lime quarters in a cocktail glass with a wooden pestle. Do not remove the pieces of crushed lime. Add the sugar and cachaca. Fill the glass with ice cubes and stir well.

*Cachaca is available in the United States in metropolitan liquor stores and in some Brazilian specialty food stores.


From Eat Smart In Brazil. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Ginkgo Press.


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