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What’s a Batida?
(pronounced: ‘BA-CHI-DA’)

According to Armando Barros, who has been making some of Brazil’s best cocktails at his São Paulo hotspot ‘Mestre Das Batidas’ (Maestro of Batidas) for more than 40 years: “A Batida is made with cachaça, fruit, or other ingredients, but almost always includes sweetened condensed milk and sugar, I like it sweet. The key is to introduce air to the mix, either by blending or shaking, I prefer a blender, I’m getting older now” as he says with a wink.

Batida De Coco (Coconut)

By Armando, O Mestre Das Batidas, Sao Paulo

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 3 oz coconut milk or Coco Lopez
  • 2 tsp sugar (omit if using Coco Lopez)
  • 2 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of ice

Place the ingredients into a blender or shaker and pronto! Garnish with coconut pieces. Serve in a martini glass if up (blended or strained) and rock glass if down.

The Mulata Sambista

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 2 oz coconut milk or Coco Lopez
  • 2 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • 2 tbsp sugar or 2 oz simple syrup

Blend and serve over ice in a large martini Glass. Garnish with chocolate syrup swirl.

Batida De Amendoim (Peanut Butter)

By Armando, O Mestre Das Batidas, Sao Paulo

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 3 tbsp of a creamy peanut butter
  • 2 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 oz butterscotch liqueur
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup of ice

Place the ingredients into a blender and pronto! Garnish with peanut shells, skewered through the center. Serve in a cognac glass.

Sweet Sin

By Junior Castro, John & Jack, São Paulo, Brazil

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur
  • ½ oz Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
  • ¼ cup of ice

Mix in a blender and serve in a martini glass.

Tropical C Batida

Amazon cherry (Acerola) meets Afro-Brazilian spice in a wild batida.
Acerola is tropical berry that contains ten times more Vitamin C than oranges. Find it at www.sambazon.com

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • 1 oz sweetened lime juice
  • 2 oz acerola puree (½ packet of Sambazon Amazon Cherry)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup of ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and pronto! Serve in a rocks glass, garnish with an orange slice.

Batida De Fresa (Strawberry)

By Armando, O Mestre Das Batidas, Sao Paulo

  • 2 oz Beleza Pura® Super Premium Cachaça
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 2 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup of ice

Place the ingredients into a blender and pronto! Serve in a rocks glass.

SOME OF ARMANDO’S FAVORITE VARIATIONS
Substitute strawberries with ½ cup:

  • blackberry
  • pineapple
  • raspberry
  • passion fruit
  • plum
  • mango
  • peach
  • guava
  • tangerine
  • banana
  • grape
  • melon

Look for frozen tropical fruit pulp at your local Latin supermarkets!

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