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Kitchen Dictionary: cachaca

Pronounced: kah-SHAH-sah

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 Ingredient

Season: available year-round

Substitutions: rum

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 fl oz
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 64
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%

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