Boxeador (Beets, Banana and Papaya Cocktail)
- 5 cups of milk
- 1 cup diced ripe papaya
- 3 bananas peeled and sliced
- ¼ cup of beets diced
- 2 tablespoon of honey or to your taste
- 2 tablespoons of milo or other chocolate malted powder
- Sugar to your taste
- Brandy to your taste
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until all the ingredients are combined.
If you hadn't read the title of this post, Beets, Banana and Papaya Cocktail, based on the photo alone, what flavor would you have guessed this drink to be? Strawberry, raspberry, or cherry maybe, right? But the beautiful color of this drink is from the beets.
Boxeador literally translates in English as "boxer" and is a traditional Colombian cocktail from El Huila department. This drink is made with beets, papaya, banana, honey, milk, brandy and chocolate malted powder.
Boxeador is a very unique, filling, rich and creamy cocktail. I am not a huge fan of this drink, but many Colombians love it, including my mom, so I thought I'd post the recipe for you guys.
A wonderful drink! I love the add of beet!
What an unusual drink, totally would not have guessed the ingredients but very curious. The malted powder is really interesting too!
Interesting ingredients for a cocktail, it looks quite delicious and I would have said it's a watermelon drink:D I don't care much for beet either:P
I am so intrigued by this mix of fruits and veggies!
you're right, i never would've expected beets in this! sounds surprisingly great, erica. 🙂