EVERY BRAZILIAN IS BORN with the uncanny talent for preparing caipirinhas. It’s like samba dancing.

No, it’s not, I’m kidding.

In fact, one annoying cliché Brazilians face when traveling abroad is the, “Hey, make a caipirinha!” shout out. Especially if the host lacks cachaça, sugar, ice, or lemons. Because that, plus a sharp knife, is all a proper caipirinha recipe requires. The English-subtitled video above will help you gringos master the art of this refreshing, sweet summer drink.

Just remember: Caipirinhas are strong alcoholic devils. Drink lots of water to avoid a nasty cachaça hangover the next morning.

Photo: rei-san