Batida de Maça: a Brazilian cocktail that knows how to party June 27, 2014

Batida de Maça is a cocktail famously found in Salvador, Brazil during the city's Carnival celebrations.  It's main ingredient is cachaça, a clear spirit distilled from sugar cane, and is a cousin to Brazil's most famous cocktail--the caipirinha.  In recent years, several international liquor distributors have begun to sell cachaça and cachaça variants around the world, making cocktails such this much easier to prepare.


Batida de Maça Recipe

1/2 cup cachaça

1 cup apple cider
1 lime, cut into quarter
1 tbsp sugar
crushed ice
additional lime slice for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle lime wedges with sugar until most of the lime juice is expelled.  Add apple cider, cachaça, and crushed ice.  Shake vigorously.  Serve is a rocks tumbler or martini glass and garnish rim with a thin slice of lime.