Caipirinha (pronounced [kaj.pi.'ɾĩ.jɐ]) is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça (pronounced IPA: [ˌkaˈʃasɐ]), sugar and lime. Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. Like rum, it is made from sugarcane. Cachaça is made from sugarcane alcohol, obtained from the fermentation of sugarcane juice which is afterwards distilled. Caipiroska, a common variant of the drink, uses vodka in place of cachaça. A Caipirissima substitutes rum for the cachaça.
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