This article was published on March 17th, 2023
The Batida Rosa Cocktail is a gorgeous, summery drink with Brazilian roots. Perfect for those warm, arid days you’ll feel refreshed as you sip it poolside.
The month of March heralds the start of spring! It’s also Women’s History Month. Here we’ve listed some notable queer Brazilian women who are making moves in their country!
- Erika Hilton and Duda Salabert
These two outstanding women are the first trans women to be elected to the Brazilian congress. This is huge, considering the notorious reputation their current president has for going against the LGBTQ+ community. (And that’s putting it lightly.) Erika, a black trans activist, wants to put an end to the hardships that the LGBTQ+ community is dealt.
Duda Salabert is another trans woman who was elected to represent the state of Minas Gerais. In her speech, she talks about the death threats that she receives from all different parties; however, she won’t let it stop her from speaking out, and working towards a better future for the LGBTQ+ community.
“Queen of the Favela”, Ludmilla is a Black-Latin bisexual artist from Rio de Janeiro. Her sound centers around Funk and R&B, and quickly became a household name in many Brazilian homes! According to Xtra Magazine, she said that publicly coming out lost her business and sponsors, but she won’t let it stop her. “It’s awful to hide who you really are… I lived through that agony for a long time. I’m already a person who has many intersections: Black, working class, and bisexual.”
- Keila Simpson
Keila is a travesti leader and community organizer from Salvador. She actively works hard for the human rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community, has done a lot of important work in documenting LGBT violence, and is a prominent leader in her organizations to end this violence!
There are so many amazing and notable queer, Brazilian women out there speaking out against the violence and giving their people a voice and this only scratches the surface. So if you’re prepping for brunch with the girlies, (gay or otherwise!) throw on some queer Brazilian bops and shake up this Batida Rosa Cocktail!
Here’s how to make this drink:
- 1 ½ oz cachaca
- ¾ oz pineapple juice
- ¾ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz grenadine
- 1 ½ oz club soda
Pour club soda into an ice-filled highball glass. Shake the rest of the ingredients with ice. Strain into glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.
Enjoy and drink responsibly.