Mango Batida

I really like the Brazilian spirit cachaça. Anything that is the primary ingredient in a drink as good as a caipirinha can't be all bad. A batida is a drink made with cachaça and a fruit juice or pulp. This is my recipe for a mango batida:


1.5 oz Cachaça

0.5 oz Cointreau

4.0 oz Naked Juice Mighty Mango

2 dashes bitters


Place in a shaker, fill with ice and shake like your life depended on it.


Warning: this drink is *extremely* easy to drink.


Strobist info: Single 285HV to the left and slightly above the drink. The flash was gridspotted and aimed at the glass.


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  • calimex 7y

    Thanks for this recipe. I can't wait to try it! Your shots in this series are awesome, tantalizing colors, and framing. Congratulations!
    José Luis
  • meanlouise 7y

    I'm there. Just tell me when. :-)
  • Krystyna 7y

    Now that's ONE GOOD PHOTO! You deserve the LUCIE AWARD!
  • Robin Handy 7y

    I can always count on you to get me drunk! Will definitely be mixing up a shaker of these soon if the drink is as good as your photo. :)
  • Kevin Gilbert 7y

    Score 8/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    Nicely lit, although I would centre the glass in the frame more
  • Justin 7y

    Score 7/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    Nice overall capture and great idea. Anything with black background and orange/red in the subject is usually fairly interesting to me. The side stuff is neat.
  • Richard Bott 7y

    Score 8/10 (from the Score Me! group)

    Great colour against the black background - and I really liked the fading on the shaker.
  • Katarzyna Nowak 7y

    Score 8/10 (from the Score Me! group)
  • Ben Clark 7y

    Great work, awesome lighting.

    Seen in Canon DSLR User Group (?)
  • gourmeted 7y

    Excellent shot.
  • Vanessa Dualib 7y

    You are invited to display your image and join our jolly group!
    I Wish I'd Drank it!!!
    Damn! I Wish I'd Drank That!!! - Invitation
    Post 1 ~ Award 1
  • Joe Flood 6y

    This just screams of the urban sophistication and love of booze that are DCist trademarks. I vote for this one.
  • Samer Farha 6y

    @Joe, now that's the funniest thing I've heard in a while!
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Taken on January 4, 2008
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