Batida de Mango

Batida de Mango

June 12: International Cachaça Day

We contend that we are not cocktail connoisseurs (but Islander likes to bake with booze). When we celebrated Highlander’s birthday at a Brazilian restaurant one year, we tried caipirinha, the country’s national drink. The batida would be Brazil’s next best beverage. Both are made with cachaça, a spirit distilled from sugar cane juice. We eventually bought a bottle in the rum section of a liquor store. And since we are mad about mangoes, we made batida de mango to celebrate mango season and International Cachaça Day. Saúde! (Cheers!).


(Adapted from 101 Blender Drinks by Kim Haasarud)

  • 2 ounces cachaça
  • 2 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh mango, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup ice cubes


Combine the first three ingredients and mix well. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve.

Batida de Mango


  • Cachaça is pronounced “ka-sha-sa”. Caipirinha is pronounced “kai-pee-reen-ya”.  Batida is pronounced “ba-chee-da”. And saúde is pronounced “sow-ooh-jee”.