Determined to find a tasty cachaça cocktail beyond the ubiquitous Caipirinha, we searched high and low (and asked our Brazilian coworker). We settled on this batida: a spiked fruit shake made with guava and condensed milk. Within a few sips, you’ll be transported to the beaches of Brazil.

This recipe was featured as part of our Drinks Around the World story.

  •  Yields: 2 drinks
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins 
  • Active: Under 5 mins 

Ingredients (4)

  • 1 (11-1/2-ounce) can guava juice
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 3 ounces cachaça
  • 1 1/2 cups ice


  1. Place all ingredients except ice in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds. Add ice and blend until just smooth. Serve immediately.