Batida

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Batida
Cocktail
Type Cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard drinkware
Zombie Glass.svg
Zombie glass
Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Mix and pour into chilled glass. Serve cold.
Batida stand in Brazil

Batida is a Brazilian cocktail, and is one of several Brazilian cocktails that are made with the national alcoholic drink cachaça. In Portuguese batida means shaken or milkshake, and the word also means a crash, usually used when referring to a car crash. This beverage is made with cachaça, fruit juice (or coconut milk), and sugar. It is blended or shaken with ice. In Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, batidas are traditionally served with the Brazilian national dish, feijoada.[citation needed]

The most common fruits used in a batida are lemons, passion fruits and coconuts. A variation is made by adding sweet condensed milk or sour cream. The drink can be made with vodka instead of cachaça (which has limited availability outside of Brazil). The batida has not spread from Brazil to the same extent as other drinks like the caipirinha.[1]

Traditional recipe[edit]

Place all the components in a blender and blend very briefly, just to mixture all the components. Serve cold or in a tall glass with ice.

An optional recipe is made adding sweet condensed milk and/ or sour cream along with the fruit juice. Like almost all of the cachaça made drinks, some people prefer to replace the cachaça with vodka.

The most popular batida flavours are passion fruit and coconut.[2] However, one also commonly finds guava, mango, or pineapple in these drinks.[3] Many exotic combinations are possible, including apricot and peach, or chocolate and peach, or fig and mint, or fig and orange, or honey and watermelon.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Difford, Simon. Cocktails #7: Over 2250 Cocktails, p. 59 (2007).
  2. ^ Kijac, Maria. The South American Table: The Flavor and Soul of Authentic Home Cooking from Patagonia to Rio de Janeiro, with 450 Recipes, p. 37 (Harvard Common Press, 2003).
  3. ^ Zavatto, Amy. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bartending, p. 473 (Penguin, 2005).
  4. ^ Thomson, Zarin. Cocktails, p. 5 (2007).