The Banana Batida Twist on the Classic Caipirinha Cocktail

The banana batida version of the caipirinha "batida" or beats the cachaça, lime, sugar and ice in a cocktail shaker, allowing this iteration to have subtle coconut and banana flavors.
Photo by Beth Galton / Styling by Nadine Beauchamp

“You start hearing about the Batida Paulista—cachaça, lime, sugar and ice—in the 1930s,” says cocktail historian Dave Wondrich. “They are batida because they’re ‘beaten’ with ice in a cocktail shaker,” while a Caipirinha is built in a glass. This version adds tropical flavors of coconut and banana.

Cachaça Inspired Cocktail Recipes
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces cachaça, preferably Avuá Amburana
  • 1 ounce Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce banana liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
Directions

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake well, and strain into rocks glass with ice.

Published on May 23, 2018


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