Drinks

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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12 Traditional Colombian Drinks You Must Try

5 comments March 13, 2014
Recetas Colombianas-Chocolate Santafereño

Chocolate Santafereño Colombian cuisine has a wonderful array of hot and cold drinks, consisting of great juices made with fresh exotic fruits. These drinks are often mixed with sugar and your choice of milk or water. This round-up of 12 Traditional Colombian Drinks You Must Try starts with my favorite hot drinks best enjoyed during […]

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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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