Begin the night with a traditional Brazilian drink, or batida , recommends Esteban Ordoñez of NYC hot spot Burning Waters Cantina. This creamy avocado number is mildly sweet from the cachaça (Ordoñez used one by Leblon) and brightens up with a splash of lime.
Batida de Avocado
2 oz Cachaça
3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
5 drops vanilla essence
1 tbsp of fresh ripe avocado
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the avocado to a purée, add the remaining ingredients, fill with ice and shake vigorously until chilled. Strain into an iced-filled collins or highball glass. Garnish with a sugar cane stick and lime wheel.
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