Drinks

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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 […]

Read the full article →

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. […]

Read the full article →

Masato de Arroz (Colombian Rice Drink)

7 comments September 30, 2013
masato de Arroz Colombia

Masato de Arroz is a rice-based creamy Colombian drink popular in the Tolima and Cundinamarca departments of Colombia. I received an email about a month ago from a Colombian reader who loves Masato de Arroz, but didn’t know how to make it. So, I decided to get a recipe from a friend from Bogotá and […]

Read the full article →

Boxeador (Beets, Banana and Papaya Cocktail)

5 comments September 15, 2013
Boxeador (Beets, Banana and Papaya Cocktail)

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 […]

Read the full article →

Coco Loco (Colombian Coconut Cocktail)

8 comments August 1, 2013
Comida Colombiana

I have a killer summer cocktail for you today called “Coco Loco“! Coco Loco is a Colombian Coconut Cocktail, popular on the Caribbean coast of the country. Coco Loco literally translates to “Crazy Coconut“. This drink is usually sold by vendors around the beach who make them right in front of you while you wait. […]

Read the full article →