Cachaca’s (pronounced KA-SHA-SA) exotic name matches its rum-like but earthier taste. Brazil’s national sugarcane-based hooch is one of the world’s top consumed liquors. If you’re familiar with Cachaca, you probably know it from the Caipirinha cocktail, a refreshing cousin of the Mojito. But Caipirinhas are only the beginning. Today there are more quality producers of the spirit than ever, making it easy for bartenders to proudly serve Cachaca in all kinds of delicious off-the-cuff cocktails. The Hooch Life provides you with a selection of the best, bartender-recommended Cachaca and how to mix it in cocktails. It’s time to start drinking Brazilian.