Batanga

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Take a trip down to Mexico with this delightful cocktail! Batanga is a simple yet delicious drink that you can easily craft at home! Whether you are a home bartender or someone who is looking for a quick and easy drink to make at home, Batanga is a perfect choice. 

Batanga is a classic blend of tequila, lime juice and cola. It is typically served in a tall or highball glass with a salted rim. Invented in the 1960s at a bar in Mexico, Batanga offers a zesty kick to the senses. It’s believed that originally, the drink was stirred using the same knife that was used in the kitchen to cut limes which imparted a unique burst of flavour and character to the cocktail.

This cocktail recipe features Don Julio Blanco tequila. Established in 1942 by Don Julio González, this tequila is crafted using the finest blue agave and through a time-honoured distillation process. Don Julio Blanco tequila boasts a crisp agave flavour, with delicate hints of citrus. Whether you want to savour it as a shot or mix it with other ingredients to craft enticing cocktail recipes, Don Julio Blanco will surely impress even the most discerning palate.

This refreshing cocktail is perfect for any occasion. Sip it on a sunny day, at a get-together with your friends and family, or as a refreshing drink to rejuvenate your senses. Batanga is super easy to mix at home and anyone can craft this drink! Check out the cocktail recipe made using the finest Don Julio Blanco Tequila!

Ingredients

  • Don Julio Blanco Tequila - 45ml
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  • Lime Juice - 20ml
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  • Lime Wedges - 1-2
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  • Cola - Top-up
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  • Salt
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  • Ice
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Method

To begin this cocktail recipe, you need to prepare a highball glass.

First, wet the rim of the highball glass using a lime wedge. Next, pour some salt into a plate and dip the moistened rim into the plate. Coat the salt evenly along the edges of the glass.

Fill the glass with ice.

Using a cocktail jigger or a measuring cup, measure out 45ml of Don Julio Tequila and pour it into the prepared highball glass over the ice. It’s essential to pour the right quantity of ingredients to craft a well-balanced cocktail.

Next, add 20 ml of freshly squeezed lime juice into the highball glass.

Top up the drink with cola.

Using a cocktail stirrer or a bar spoon, stir the ingredients gently to combine.

Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve chilled!

Batanga

Mixologist: Ashifa Bano

Ingredients

Method

To begin this cocktail recipe, you need to prepare a highball glass.

First, wet the rim of the highball glass using a lime wedge. Next, pour some salt into a plate and dip the moistened rim into the plate. Coat the salt evenly along the edges of the glass.

Fill the glass with ice.

Using a cocktail jigger or a measuring cup, measure out 45ml of Don Julio Tequila and pour it into the prepared highball glass over the ice. It’s essential to pour the right quantity of ingredients to craft a well-balanced cocktail.

Next, add 20 ml of freshly squeezed lime juice into the highball glass.

Top up the drink with cola.

Using a cocktail stirrer or a bar spoon, stir the ingredients gently to combine.

Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve chilled!

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