Battle of Batida

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This frothy, tropical drink from Departure Elevated in Denver is a take on a Batida, a traditional shaken or blended Brazilian drink that often includes tropical flavors like coconut and passionfruit, as well as Brazil’s national rum-like spirit cachaça. This variation puts a tiki twist on those tried-and-true ingredients, swapping out the traditional white cachaça for a banana-and-vanilla-tinged aged cachaça, and topping it all off with a garnish all tiki lovers will recognize: freshly grated nutmeg.



  • 1.5 oz cachaça
  • 1.5 oz coconut milk
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • .75 oz Small Hand Foods Passion Fruit Syrup
  • Grated nutmeg


Step one

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.

Step two

Shake, and strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.

Step three

Add a mound of crushed ice to finish.

Step four

Garnish with grated nutmeg and a mint sprig.

Contributed by Brandon Wise

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