Cachaca is Brazil's national drink, the most common is that one can enjoy it pure, but it's also popular to mix it with raw sugar, lime and ice so that you get a good Caipirinha! Cachaca is a type of liquor which essentially is similar to rum. It is rum distilled from fresh squeezed sugar cane juice. Unlike rum cachaça is origin marked and comes from Brazil. It must also contain 100% sugar cane distillate. Cachaca is considered to maintain the sugar taste better than traditional rum. Cachaca also known as aguardente de cana (sugar cane aquavit) or pinging. The expression ping comes from the time the slaves did their own Cachaca and is a slang expression for the drop, the one that came from the distilling.