Brazilian cuisine varies greatly by region, reflecting the mix of indigenous and immigrant populations. This has created a national cuisine marked by the preservation of regional differences. Examples are Feijoada, considered the country`s national dish: and regional foods such as beiju, feijão tropeiro, vatapá, moqueca, polenta and acarajé.
The national beverage is coffee and cachaça is Brazil`s native liquor. Cachaça is distilled from sugar cane and is the main ingredient in the national cocktail, Caipirinha.