DIY :: Caipirinha Crush

Just in time for the weekend we checked in with Leigh Ann from My Diary of Us for another mouth-watering cocktail fit for a destination wedding or your next tropical travels!

The Caipirinha Crush is made with a Brazilian rum called Cachaca which is made from sugar cane, you sweeten it with sugar or agave in this case, and lots of fresh lime juice.  If you love margaritas, I am going to go ahead and say that you will love this drink and it just might...just might...give your margarita a run for it's money.


  • 1/2 Cup Cachaca Rum
  • Juice from 2 Limes
  • 2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar or Sugar
  • Crushed Ice (optional)
  • Extra Lime Wedges for garnish


  • Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a couple of ice cubes until chilled thoroughly.
  • Crush your ice, and put two lime wedges in the bottom of your glass.
  • Fill the glasses the rest of the way with crushed ice up to the rim and pour the rum mixture in each glasses.
  • Top off with a squeeze of lime.

For more of Leigh Ann's Thirsty Thursday cocktail features and other incredible recipes, hop over to her blog!

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From Hilary of Hilary Cam Photography:

Gareth proposed to Gabrielle in South Africa where she grew up. Their choice of Phuket , Thailand for their wedding was due to it being between South Africa and Australia (where the couple resides), so both families could easily travel and share the day. The Jewish ceremonies scattered throughout the day were full of energy and warmth, matched by the stunning beach sunset that seemed to go on forever!

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This fun-loving couple met and fell in love in Washington DC while in school. After graduating Char and Andy moved to Australia, where they currently reside. For their wedding they decided on the beaches of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, where the rainforest meets the ocean. They felt Costa Rica was the perfect destination to join their families for an adventurous vacation!