Also known as Pinga, Caninha, Marvada, Bendita, Aguardente, Paraty and many other nicknames, Cachaça is the Brazilian distilled spirit made from sugar cane. Cachaça is the third largest consumed spirit in the world and its main use is in fruit cocktails such as the Brazilian Capirinha or in cooking to marinate meats and flavour desserts.

In Australia it is available from large bottle shops and online, check your local bottle shops for availability.

List of recipes of this website using cachaça:

Chocolate and Cashew Nut Shots with Mini Truffles

Mandarin, Mint and Ginger Caipirinha

Christmas Boozy Chocolate and Hazelnut Brigadeiro

Pastel: Brazil’s Beef Mince Pastry

‘Quentão’: Spicy Brazilian Mulled Wine

Classic Caipirinha Lime Cocktail

Galinhada: Brazilian Chicken Stew

Manjar Prune and Coconut Cocktail