Let the games begin and be transported to Rio with this deliciously fruity cocktail! Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing extracts from “Carnival” which is all about planning the perfect Brazilian street party! We’re kicking things off with a refreshing Brazilian cocktail called the Strawberry Batida which in ‘Carnival’ is described as an alcoholic milkshake (yes please!!). Look out for equally yummy Brazilian party food recipes coming up too – enjoy!
Strawberry Batida Recipe
The batida is another classic Brasilian cocktail. It literally means ‘shaken’, and it’s a bit like an alcoholic milkshake: lighter than a caipirinha and thickened with coconut milk. You can make it in advance and keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.
- 130ml cachaça
- 100g hulled strawberries, plus extra to garnish
- 50ml coconut cream
- juice of 1 lime
- 4 tsp caster sugar
- handful of ice cubes
Place 2 glasses in the freezer to chill. Put all the ingredients (except the strawberries to garnish) in a blender with a handful of ice cubes. Blend at medium speed until smooth, then pour into the chilled glasses. Garnish each glass with a fresh strawberry and serve immediately.
Carnival! By David Ponte, Jamie Barber and Lizzy Barber
Published by Quadrille £10
Photography: Martin Poole
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