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The name isn’t the only thing fun about the Batanga Cocktail. Here is a quick and easy way to make this delicious cocktail!
What The Heck Is A Batanga?
The quick and simple answer is a tequila and coke cocktail. Add in a twist of lime, and you are set. This recipe was developed in a small town just outside of Tequila, Mexico. Don Javier, the owner of a cantina called La Capilla, created this cocktail way back in 1961.
Diet or Not?
If you want a version of this drink with a few less calories, you can always make this recipe using diet soda. Some may claim that is a violation of some sacred laws, but it’s really just a point of preference.
The one thing you should keep in mind when using diet soda is, due to the chemistry in diet drinks, the cocktail can actually become more potent! Depending on your cocktail intentions this is either a positive or a negative thing.
Additionally, the difference in sugary sweet syrup in Coke and the artificial sweeteners in Diet or Coke Zero can add a bit of a different flavor to this cocktail.
What About Pepsi?
Using Pepsi may be an even bigger violation of universal laws than using Diet Coke! Jokes aside, this really comes down to personal taste. If you prefer Pepsi to Coke, you are going to enjoy a Batanga with Pepsi.
Coke, Coke Zero, or Diet Coke
Lime wedge or maraschino cherries for garnish
Get all your ingredients together and start making your drink.
Top off a highball glass with ice.
Pour in 2 ounces of a high quality silver or gold tequila.
Add ¾ ounce of lime juice.
Finish it off with Coke, Coke Zero, or Diet Coke.
Stir together with a bar spoon and garnish with a lime wedge or three maraschino cherries on a 4″ cocktail pick.
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- 2 oz tequila silver or gold
- 6 oz Coke Coke Zero, or Diet Coke
- lime wedge or 3 cherries
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of tequila
- Add 6 oz of Coke
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with 3 cherries on 4” drink skewer or lime wedge
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