Cachaça (“Kah-Shah-Sa”) is a spirit distilled from fermented sugarcane juice and made in Brazil. It is also known as: pinga, branquinha, caninha, caxaca, caxa, aguardente or chacha. Outside of Brazil, cachaça is used almost exclusively as an ingredient in tropical drinks, the caipirinha being the most famous. Cachaça is a spiriti that goes back nearly 500 years- pre-dating rum by a century.
Today, it is the national drink with which Brazilians toast their very independence and is rapidly becoming one of the most inspiring and creative spirits in the cocktail world. More Information on Cachaça.