Batida de maracujá (Passion Fruit "Batida")

Batida is the generic name for drinks that blend various ingredients, mainly fruits and pinga, a strong Brazilian liquor distilled from sugarcane. 
Maracujá is an acidic native tropical American fruit with a distinctive taste and aroma. This batida must be prepared just before serving.

Ingredients

  • • 2 ripe maracujás (40 g each)
  • • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • • ½ glass pinga or vodka
  • • crushed ice

Preparation method

1. Cut the passion fruit in half. Passion fruit has wrinkled purple-brown rind when ripe. 
2. Scoop out the passion fruit pulp and seeds and pour into a shaker. Add the sugar and mix well. 
3. Add the pinga and the crushed ice. 
4. Shake hard and serve on the rocks. 
5. Serve straight away.
Posted on: 11 November 2011
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