Drink This. A pitcher of Lemonade Caipirinhas will not only quench your thirst this (hopefully) hot July 4th but it will also impress your guests. If cocktail hour leaves your guests statiated for dessert later on in the evening, you can prepare our recipe for flag cake to be served while watching fireworks. Courtesy of fellow Hamptonite, Martha Stewart, the ingredients and directions for the Lemonade Caipirinhas are below:
4 large limes, cut into 16 wedges each
1/2 c. sugar
2 cups Brazilian brandy (such as cachaca)
6 c. crushed ice
1 c. store-bought lemonade
For garnish, Lemon & Lime slices (optional)
Using a wooden pestle or spoon, crush limes and sugar in a large glass measuring cup until juices are released; pour in cachaca.
Transfer cachaca mixture to a large pitcher, and fill with ice.
Stir in lemonade.
Divide evenly among glasses. Garnish with lemon and lime slices, if desired.