Drinks

Agua de Panela con Jengibre (Sugar Cane and Ginger Drink)

8 comments February 7, 2014
Agua de Panela con Jengibre (Sugar Cane and Ginger Drink)

Aguapanela or Agua de Panela literally translates in English to “panela water” and is a traditional and popular Colombian drink. It is served hot or cold, is used as a base to make coffee and hot chocolate, and is mixed with lime juice or other ingredients as medicine for the flu. Cold Aguapanela with lime […]

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How to make Mazamorra Antioqueña

9 comments January 16, 2014
How to make Mazamorra Antiqueña

Mazamorra Antiqueña is a dish very popular in the Antioquia department of Colombia, and is the region in which I grew up. I posted a simple and quick recipe to make mazamorra made with canned hominy some time ago, but I’ve been wanting to post my mom’s recipe for a while now, which is made […]

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Michelada Recipe and Happy New Year!

4 comments December 31, 2013
Michelada

I have always been a big fan of Michelada, a beer based Mexican cocktail. While living in Colombia, I often went to a Mexican restaurant in Medellín where I always ordered this wonderful drink. Last week, I was thinking about that restaurant and began craving Micheladas. So, I made my own Michelada cocktail and it […]

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Chocolate con Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate)

4 comments December 20, 2013
Dulce de Leche Hot Chocolate

In Colombia we drink hot chocolate for breakfast or late afternoon snacks all year round. Since moving to the Northeastern United States many years ago, there’s nothing like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold, winter day, especially if it’s made with sweet and creamy dulce de leche! I am crazy for all things […]

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Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)

7 comments December 1, 2013
Aguardiente Sour (Orange and Aguardiente Cocktail)

Aguardiente Sour is a traditional Colombian cocktail made with orange juice, sugar, egg whites, lime juice, and aguardiente. If you’re not familiar with aguardiente, which translates in English as fire water, let me introduce you to this strong alcoholic drink made from anise and sugar cane. The most popular way to drink Aguardiente in Colombia […]

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Chocolate Caliente con Agua (Hot Chocolate with Water)

12 comments October 24, 2013
Chocolate Caliente con Agua (Hot Chocolate with Water)

If you’ve ever had breakfast in a Colombian home, chances are you’ve had a cup of chocolate caliente. To make traditional Colombian hot chocolate, the chocolate is broken in pieces and melted in hot milk or water in a chocolatera (aluminum pitcher), then beaten with a molinillo or bolinillo (wooden beater). We have different variations […]

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La Macana (Colombian Hot drink)

6 comments October 14, 2013
La Macana (Colombian Hot drink)

Since today is a cold day, I need a hot drink to keep my body warm. La Macana is a Colombian drink popular in the town of Salamina, located in the Caldas department of Colombia. This drink is made with milk, egg yolks, crushed crackers, cinnamon, sugar and butter, and it is usually served hot. […]

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