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Episode 504: Brazil Nut
Exotic Coolers
Refreshing Drinks...
While strolling down any street in Brazil, you will inevitably come upon a juice bar, which will offer traditional Brazilian juice drinks, called "Batidas". All of the following recipes involve a sugar cane liquor called "Cachaca", which tastes a bit like rum, and has the same colouration:



Passion Fruit Batida (far left):

Bring the passion back into your life with this sweet, colourful fruit drink!



Ingredients:
  • crushed ice
  • 2 oz. Cachaca
  • 1 oz. passion fruit juice

Method:

Pour Cachaca over a generous helping of crushed ice, then add the passion fruit juice. Serve in tiny glasses.



Peanut Batida (second from left):

Feeling a little nutty? The next couple of recipes should satisfy that craving:



Ingredients:

  • crushed ice
  • 2 oz. Cachaca
  • 1 oz. cashew juice
  • granulated sugar

Method:

Pour Cachaca onto crushed ice, then top off with cashew juice. Add sugar to taste.



Cashew Juice Batida (second from right):



Ingredients:

  • crushed ice
  • 2 oz. Cachaca
  • 1 oz. cashew juice
  • granulated sugar

Method:

Add crushed ice, peanuts, condensed milk, and Cachaca to a blender. Put the lid on, and blend. Transfer to a sling glass. Garnish with a straw and a piece of lime.



Corn Batida (far right):

Now it's time for a corny idea:



Ingredients:

  • crushed ice
  • 2 oz. condensed milk
  • 4 oz. Cachaca
  • 1 can corn

Method:

Add ice, condensed milk, Cachaca, and corn to blender. Put the lid on, and blend. Transfer into a sling glass. Garnish with a straw, and a piece of lime.

Try these cool coolers for your next party!