Photographs courtesy of Leblon Cachaça & Jägermeister
Strawberry Batida vs. Jäger Float
The World Cup is coming down to the wire with four teams left. The first semi-final match up is Brazil vs. Germany.
Another classic Brazilian drink is the Batida which is a Brazilian milk shake often made with the national spirit cachaça, fruit, coconut milk or condensed milk. A strawberry batida is made with 2oz. Leblon cachaça, 2oz condensed milk, 4 strawberries, 1 teaspoon of superfine sugar, which is blended together until smooth, poured into a tall glass, and garnished with a strawberry. Get the recipe from Leblon cachaça.
For Germany, it's going to be Jägermeister. While amaro keeps on trying to have a moment, Jäger seems to be stuck in that college shot arena. It's made with 56 herbs and spices and is made in Wolfenbüttel. You could drink it the classic way, chilled in a shot glass, or as a shot with peach schnapps and cranberry juice (I don't think so), but the one drink I did find that sounded pretty good is the Jäger Float. It's 1.5 parts Jägermeister, 3 parts root beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Get the recipe from Jägermeister.