"Cocoroco" is the colloquial term for an alcoholic beverage from Bolivia notable for its extremely high alcohol content by volume, 96%. Cocoroco is sold as "potable alcohol", most often in tin cans. Like rum, cocoroco is made out of sugar cane. Unlawful trade of cocoroco and coca leaves occurs across the Altiplano among Aymara communities living in Chile and Bolivia. Cocoroco is illegal in some neighboring countries such as Chile where all alcoholic drinks with over 55% alcohol content by volume are illegal.
Notable brands of cocoroco include Caiman and Ceibo.
- Cachaça, a typical Brazilian alcoholic beverage
- Fernet, a typical Italian and Argentine alcoholic beverage
- Pisco, a typical Chilean/Peruvian alcoholic beverage
- Rectified spirit, a distilled alcoholic solution that—like cocoroco—can reach an ABV of 96%
- Singani, a typical Bolivian alcoholic beverage
- Toxicity of alcohol
- Bernhardson, Wayne. 1985. Tierra, trabajo y ganadería indígena en la economía regional de Arica. Revista Chungará no. 15. Page 161.
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