Drinks

Batido de Papaya (Colombian Papaya Smoothie)

6 comments July 17, 2013
Batido de Papaya (Colombian Papaya Smoothie)

It’s very easy to find fresh squeezed, or beaten, natural juices in Colombia. Batidos o Sorbetes are drinks made with fresh fruits and milk, sweetened with condensed milk or sugar. Everything is put in a blender with ice and the result is a creamy fruit drink, similar to a smoothie or a milk shake. They […]

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10 Tasty and Simple Cold Drinks

4 comments July 8, 2013
10 Tasty and Simple Cold Drinks

Here’s a list of some of my favorite cold drinks to keep you cool this summer. Enjoy!

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Kumis Colombiano Casero (Homemade Colombian Kumis)

12 comments June 17, 2013
Kumis Colombiano Casero (Homemade Colombian Kumis)

Kumis is a sour and creamy, popular Colombian drink. You can find it pre-made in almost every grocery store in Colombia, so making Kumis at home is no longer so common. The traditional way to make Colombian Kumis is by fermenting raw unpasteurized cow’s milk over the course of several hours or days. My grandmother […]

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Sabajón Colombiano (Colombian-Style Eggnog)

8 comments May 11, 2013
Sabajon Colombiano(Colombian-Style Eggnog)

To celebrate this years Mother’s Day, I thought I would introduce you to one of my mom’s favorite drinks, Sabajón Colombiano. Sabajón is the Colombian version of eggnog, spiked with Aguardiente (firewater), a strong alcoholic drink made from anise and sugar cane or rum. I personally prefer it with rum, but feel free to change […]

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Lulada (Colombian Lulo Drink)

8 comments May 5, 2013
Lulada (Colombian Lulo Drink)

Lulo is an exotic fruit with a citrus flavor that is popular in Colombia. It is also known as naranjilla, in other Latin American countries. Lulada, is a popular, cold, and refreshing drink from El Valle region of the country. It is made with mashed lulos, lime juice, water, sugar and ice. There are other […]

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Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

14 comments November 18, 2012
Jugo de Tamarindo (Tamarind Juice)

Tamarind Juice is a traditional and popular drink in Colombia. It is a sweet, sour, and refreshing juice. Jugo de Tamarindo has always been one of my favorite Colombian drinks, and whenever I visit my family in Medellin, my mom has a pitcher in the fridge waiting for me. I grew up drinking many fresh […]

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Hervido de Piña Nariñense(Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)

13 comments October 17, 2012
Hervido de pasto

Hervido is a traditional hot drink from the Nariño department of Colombia. Hervidos are made by boiling fresh fruit juice, such as pineapple (piña), passion fruit (maracuya) or blackberry (mora) with sugar, and then the hot juice is mixed with aguardiente, an anise flavored liquor from Colombia. Hervidos are a wonderful cocktail for the cold […]

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