Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mango Rum Batida

Oh, the fruits of summer!  Yes, I know that summer isn’t even close to being here, but the heat and humidity has arrived, as well as the numerous produce stands that seem to be popping up on every corner.  I can’t resist a stop and buy something every time.  This tends to lead to an overabundance of fruit, all ripening at once, and me frantic to find something to do with it all.  Let’s face it, a person can only eat so much fruit cocktail, am I right?

Today after a LONG day of plant shopping, heavy clay pot and sacks of soil hauling, planting, and mess cleaning, I couldn’t help but think what a good idea a cocktail would be.

Enter the Batida!  Served throughout Latin America, a batida is a blended drink with milk or freshly squeezed orange juice used as the base.  Fruit is then added, and everything is whirred in a blender until the consistency resembles that of a thick shake. Add some rum and you have a party!

Mango Rum Batida

1 lime wedge
1/4 cup tangerine sugar

1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks (1 cup)
2 cups ice cubes
1 cup whole milk
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup white rum
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Pinch of salt

Garnish with lime slices

Rub lime wedge around outer rims of 4 glasses. Spread sugar in a saucer, and dip glasses in sugar to coat rims.  Blend remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth and thick, about 1 minute. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

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gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I'm having a Mexican Mother's Day Brunch and was thinking of making Margaritas! i don't really like tequilla but I love rum .. this drink wins! thanks for the great idea.

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Your Mango Rum Bitada drink is making my mouth waters. What a refreshing idea with the warm weather finally on the way.

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick