This cocktail is the sister to Brazil’s famous cocktail, the Caipirinha, but made with vodka in place of cachaça. According to famous bartender Tony Abou-Ganim, he claimed this fresh, citrusy drink matches best with “a clean, neutral vodka with fruity, floral notes—something made from corn, wheat or mixed grain, something gentle.”
- 2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Sugar
- 1 Lime
First cut up the lime in roughly eight equal sections, removing some of the central white pith and ends. Muddle the wedges with the sugar in the bottom of a lowball glass. Fill glass with crushed ice before pouring in the vodka and stirring to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge on the edge of the glass and serve.