Batida de Limao

By • January 1, 2011 • 11 Comments



Author Notes: My best friend Iara, from Porto Alegre introduced me to this drink while we were in graduate school. This is the very simple way she made it.Sagegreen

Serves 1

  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice (can have some lemon and orange juice mixed in)
  • 2 ounces cachaca (or white rum)
  • 1 teaspoon organic cane sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • lime slice as garnish
  • two lemon verbena or basil leaves
  1. Add the first four ingredients to a shaker. Muddle in an optional herbal leaf. Shake well. Pour into a glass and garnish with fresh lime or lemon and an herbal leaf. Saúde!
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about 3 years ago urbanideas

This is indeed a batida. A Caipirinha which I also love is not "batida" which means shaken. They are both amazing. Having you tried a coconut batida? Love them too.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, urbanideas. No, I have never tried one with coconut, but I bet it would be delicious.

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over 3 years ago dymnyno

I am a huge rum fan!! I think that I have had this in the caribbean and it was called te' punch.. Rum and lime is a perfect combo!!!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks, dymyno. I love this drink.

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over 3 years ago Hummusit

Is there a difference between this and caipirinha?

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

You know, Hummusit, I don't know. This is what my friend Iara called our drink. If I find out something, I will get back to you....but am off to a baking course up in Vermont.

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I found one article that talks about the fuzzy interesting origins of both drinks, but with no firm facts:
http://www.dc.mre.gov.br...

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

So it appears that the batida came first, regionally associated with Brazil while the 'caipira' himself, inhabitant of the interior of Brazil, traditionally associated with the regions of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.

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over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh - this answers the question I posted on your feijoada :-) yummy

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

You found it already! This is fire water! One is plenty!

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I made up a virgin one for the photo using Meyer's lemon, orange and lime juice.