Mention Cachaça and everyone thinks Caipirinha. But then you have the Brazilian Batida, which is as popular in Brazil. It’s kind of a milkshake with cachaça, fresh fruit and sweetened condensed milk. Batida is much thicker in consistency and if you don’t have cachaça go ahead and make it with vodka. Batida needs to be shaken vigorously and is best done in a blender and served in small glasses.
So what’s it about it that is so irresistible? It just goes down soooo well!
—Maria Teresa Jorge
purée of fresh strawberries
purée of fresh watermelon without the pips
sweetened evaporated milk
Cachaça or White Rhum
In This Recipe
Make the fruit purée using fresh fruit.
Measure 40 ml of each of the fruit purées, the cachaça and the evaporated milk into a blender, add some ice cubes and blend.
Divide in 4 small chilled glasses and decorate the glass with a strawberry cut in half preferably with the stem on.