Cachaca has been around for many years. It is Brazilian rum that has grown in popularity in recent years. I first discovered it when I went to a bar and asked for a mojito only to be told they had run out of mint. In replacement the bartender offered me a caipirinha which uses Cachaca as it's liquor base. I fell in love with the drink and wanted to create the drink at home. I bought a bottle of Sagatiba Cachaca as it was recommend to me as the smoothest and crispest cachaca.
==Price and availability==
I bought a bottle when I was travelling and it cost me £13 for a 70cl bottle. It is 38% proof. Over in the UK you can buy it at some big supermarkets such as Waitrose and they charge around £19.99 for a bottle.
==Taste and look==
The liquor is clear and see through. Cachaça differs from rum because this drink is distilled directly from fermented sugar cane juice, whilst rum is distilled from fermented sugar cane molasses. You can certainly taste the sugar cane in the drink but it is not too sweet. It does not burn or taste harsh but it has a really crisp, clear flavour to it. This is a perfect drink for mixing with cocktails but you can also drink it with just a mixer such as lemonade or limeade.
Caipirinhas are short drinks and taste sublime. Take a high ball glass, add lime and sugar and pour in the cachaca. Give it a mix and then top ice and soada. It is sweet but the tang of the rum and lime make it so delicious. You can also use this in mojitos with mint and this works really well too. If I had to choose, I would buy this over white rum as it taste so much better. It has a lovely sweet flavour to it that other rums just cannot compare to. I have tried this with diet coke too and although it does not taste too bad, I do not find they compliment each other. I prefer dark rum with cola anyway.
This is best kept for Caiprinhas as you cannot replace the cachaca with any other liquor. If you want a taste of Brazil and you want to make an excellent sophisticated cocktail
Sagatiba Pura is the result of an evolution of over four hundred years of tradition in the production of sugar-cane distilled beverages. It complies with rigorous multi-distillation quality standards while maintaining its smooth taste and fresh, stimulating bouquet. Its name means 'The Infinite Saga', the never-ending search for purity, quality and flavour.