Skip to content

South American Smoothies ~ Brazilian Batidas for Everyone

April 27, 2010

The first and only Batida I’d ever had was at Bishop’s Lodge outside of Santa Fe. 10 years after my tenure in on the grill in the Lodge’s kitchens, I sipped one asa a guest on the hottest day of a wretchedly hot July.

Until last night, I’d never tried to make these yummy fruity Brazilian inspired drinks but the incessant rain, wind and mud required action.  Brazilian Batidas are made with cachaça ~ distilled from sugar cane ~~ with goodies like fresh crushed slushy pineapple, seeded watermelon, fresh oj and coconut milk.  Wowie-Zowie. They make being adult enough to drink these a pleasure.

I tried, and adored, Joann’s recipe with the first of the season seedless organic watermelons from the Ashland Co-op. I bet they’d be good with cantalope, too.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: