Caipiroska is a form of Caipirinha, prepared with vodka instead of the usual cachaca. It is a popular cocktail in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina. It is also referred to as Caipivodka and Caipirodka.
First, squeeze the lime juice from lime wedges into an old fashioned or highball glass. Place one of the lime wedges into the glass and add brown and raw or turbinado sugars. Muddle the sugars with the lime wedges (be careful not to overdo the muddling of the lime rind as it may introduce too much essential oil from the lime and make the drink too bitter). Pour in vodka and stir well, until the sugar is dissolved. Add crushed ice and stir to melt some of the ice. Garnish with lime slice or wedge and serve.
A variation is to use either all white sugar, or all raw or turbinado sugar. If you are using all white sugar it will result in a clearer drink, while using raw or turbinado sugar will result in a more or less tan-color drink. We think the tan color drink looks and tastes more authentic!