Drinks

Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

6 comments March 8, 2014
Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

I was making a fruit salad for my kids this past weekend, but it has been so cold here that I really started craving a hot drink. So I decided to use some of my berries to make this Colombian drink. I am not a huge tea person, but I absolutely love this fresh fruit […]

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Chicha de Maíz (Corn Drink)

8 comments February 27, 2014
Chicha de Maiz (Corn Drink)

Chicha de Maíz is a fermented drink traditionally made in a clay pot with corn and pineapple, sweetened with panela (hard brown cane sugar), also known as piloncillo. Sometimes a nonalcoholic version is made with the same ingredients, but without allowing it to ferment, therefore, drink it immediately after you make it. Chicha de Maíz […]

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Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)

4 comments February 22, 2014
Caspiroleta Colombiana (Colombian Hot Punch)

Caspiroleta is a popular hot drink in Colombia and other Latin American countries, usually made with milk, eggs, cinnamon, sugar, and wine, aguardiente, pisco, brandy or rum, depending on the country. However, you can omit the liquor for a kid friendly version. In some countries Caspiroleta is also known as Ponche Crema, and ingredients are […]

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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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