2 tablespoons sugar
Cut the lime in half stem end to bottom. Slice away the stringy pith that runs down the center of each half. Slice each lime piece in half crosswise, and then into small slices. Place half of the sliced lime in each or two rocks glasses, add a tablespoon of sugar to each glass, stir, and mull until the sugar dissolves.
Crack 8 ice cubes and add half to each glass. Pour 2 ounces of cachaca in each glass, stir vigorously, and serve.
Makes 2 drinks. (*)From the book: Brazil a cook’s tour by Christopher Idone.)