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or ca·cha·ça  (kə-shä′sə)
A white Brazilian rum made from sugarcane.

[Brazilian Portuguese cachaça, of unknown origin.]
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a white Brazilian rum made from sugar cane
[c19: from Brazilian Portuguese]
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Pero los productores quieren crear un mercado Para cachacas de marca, mas oscuras, dirigidas a conocedores con dinero.
The Sunset Lounge at the Mondrian South Beach offers a selection of close to 50 different Cachacas and a dozen Caipirinhas priced at $15 to $16.
Christy Pope, a partner in Manhattan-based drink development group Cuff & Buttons, sees a rise in refined, premium-style cachacas. "As it's refined for the American palate, you run the risk of taking the true character out of the spirit.
But many of the cachacas recently imported are customized for the North American market, with greater attention paid to crafting smooth, slightly sweet products without the "burn" most Brazilians expect from their favorite brand.
In the Miami Beach Loews Hotel, The Rum Line carries eight different cachacas, and offers a classic Caipirinha on the menu ($9).
As the interviewed manager stated: " We want to offer to our clients products that they can taste and verify as "cachacas" that can be considered as fine beverages for an international standard, without being intimidated by other good drinks in the world" (interviewee Casa Bucco).