August 20, 2007 | By More

cachaca, aguardiante de caña

To refer to cachaça as the national drink of Brazil might seem a bit of an exaggeration, but the truth is that there is no other alcoholic beverage as popular in Brazil as pinga is – another popular name for cachaça. Cachaça is a cane spirit with a strength from 38% to 51%. It is an essential ingredient of caipirinha.

Small distilleries all throughout Brazil produce cachaça. The top-quality ones have traditionally come from the state of Minas Gerais.

cachaca, aguardiante de caña, alambique

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Category: Food & drinks, Typical Brazilian

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  1. Don says:

    Oh how I miss it. Reserva Gerente in Espirito Santo is so smooth. I live in Cumbuco and up there the popular one is Ypioca and it is so coarse but when mixed with fruit, etc., it is OK.