Cachaca

A Brazilian liquor made from distilled sugar cane juice. Cachaca is distilled in such a way that the scent of sugar cane and rum are retained. While rum is distilled from molasses, cachaca is distilled directly from the juice of the unrefined sugar cane. Before distillation, the juice ferments in a wood or copper container for several weeks, and is then boiled down to a concentrate. It is one of the most popular drinks in Brazil, and is used to make caipirinha and batidas.


Ethnicity:

Brazilian

Season:

available year-round

Substitutions:

rum

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