Cachaça Brazilian cane spirits
Cachaça, also known as aguardente, caninha and pinga, is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented sugarcane juice. The drink is native to Brazil and is the main ingredient in the popular cocktail, Caipirinha. Cachaça is typically produced in small batches by artisanal distillers. The sugarcane used to make the drink is usually harvested by hand and then crushed using a wooden mallet. The juice is then fermented for around two weeks before being distilled in a copper pot still. Cachaça is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a wide range of cocktails. If you’re looking to add a bit of Brazilian flair to your next party, be sure to check out our list of cachaça-based cocktails!