Good news: this is a drink you can eat with a spoon.
Bad news: you need a blender to make it.
This week’s offering is an easy one, even though yes, you need a blender to make it. It’s a Brazilian adaptation of a popular tropical drink called batida. Batida means “blended” in Spanish. YES, YOU NEED A BLENDER!!!
Batida de Mango
- 2 oz. Cachaςa (you can substitute white rum)
- 4 oz. fresh chopped mango
- 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 C. crushed ice
Pour all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high, or puree, or liquefy, whatever, until smooth. Pour into a wineglass or a cocktail glass. Garnish with additional mango and a few sprigs of mint. Depending on the mango-to-ice ratio, you can spoon this like a dessert, or drinking like a smoothie. Either way, the Cachaςa will make it very refreshing 😉