Tipsy-Turvy: Cachaça, the sweet spirit of Brazil


There is more to cachaça, Brazil’s national spirit, than just Caipirinhas. – Photo: Filepic

Today is Brazil's Independence Day, and Sept 13 is National Cachaça Day as well, so let’s talk about this enigmatic and delicious Brazilian spirit.

It’s been more than four years since I’ve talked about cachaça in depth, so here’s a quick recap. First of all, cachaça is pronounced “ka-sha-sa”, the Brazilian Portuguese word for rum. Yes, cachaça is technically a rum, since it is also a byproduct of sugarcane.

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