cachaça

Pronunciation: [kah-SHAH-sah]

A Brazilian brandy made with sugar cane; also called pinga (PEEN-gah). The caipirinha is Brazil's most popular cachaça-based drink.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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