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The Brazilian caipirinha is a trendy cocktail made with limes, ice, sugar and cachaca, a liquor derived from sugar cane. It's all the rage in some parts of Europe and the U.S., but in Brazil it's considered cheap rot gut. Some distillers are trying to change that by promoting winery-style cachaca tastings. NPR's Martin Kaste reports.