Drinks

Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

6 comments July 28, 2014
Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade)

One of the most refreshing ways to enjoy fresh fruit for me is by drinking a limonada de fruta, a fruit drink made with different types of fresh fruit, water, lime juice and sugar. Every stand at the beach on the Atlantic coast of Colombia serves large jars of fresh limeades. But you don’t have […]

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Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

8 comments June 23, 2014
Limonada de Piña (Pineapple Limeade)

The warm weather is finally here, and a cool, refreshing drink is always appreciated. In Colombia, fresh fruit drinks are very popular and always in season, as fruit is abundant anytime of the year. Variations of one of my favorite drinks, limonada (limeade), are served all over the country. The best places to sample these […]

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Colada de Piña (Pineapple and Corn Colombian drink)

4 comments June 4, 2014
Colada de Piña (Pineapple and Corn Colombian drink)

We are finally experiencing some warm weather here in the Northeast. It felt like winter would never end this year! So, in the Summer spirit, if you are looking for a wonderfully different drink to enjoy this Summer, I have a recipe for you. Colada de Piña is a drink made from dried corn, pineapple, […]

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Champús (Lulo, Pinneaple and Corn Drink)

12 comments May 3, 2014
Champús (Lulo, Pinneaple and Corn Drink)

This is a traditional cold drink from the department of El Valle del Cauca, located in the pacific region of Colombia. Champús is a very refreshing drink served with a lot of ice, made with dried corn, pineapple, panela, mashed lulo, cinnamon, cloves and orange tree leaves. I didn’t find the orange tree leaves, so […]

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Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

3 comments April 16, 2014
Peto Costeño (Dried Corn Drink)

El Peto Costeño is a traditional drink made with dried white corn from the Atlantic coast of Colombia. The recipe is very similar to Mazamorra Antioqueña. This drink is traditionally made by cooking dried corn with water, milk, cinnamon and panela or sugar, to make it taste sweeter. However, while visiting Cartagena a long time […]

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Fresco de Aguacate (Avocado Juice)

5 comments April 9, 2014
Fresco de Aguacate (Avocado Juice)

Do you want another way to enjoy the wonderful avocado? How about a cool, creamy glass of Fresco de Aguacate! This Avocado drink is popular in Buenaventura, a coastal seaport city located on the Pacific side of Colombia. This Fresco de Aguacate is deliciously thick and creamy, and trust me, it doesn’t taste like guacamole […]

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Candil (Creamy Warm Drink)

4 comments March 23, 2014
Receta de Candil

I love the creamy texture and sweet taste of Candil, it’ s just the perfect warm drink. We are welcoming spring, but here in the Northeast, it’s still very cold, and soups and warm drinks like this one help me fight the winter blues. Candil is a traditional drink from El Huila department located in […]

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