Hervido de Piña Nariñense(Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)

by Erica Dinho on October 17, 2012

Hervido de Piña Nariñense( Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)

Hervido de Piña Nariñense( Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)

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 weather.

If you want a nonalcoholic version, feel free to try them without aguardiente. I make that version for my kids and they love it.

Buen provecho!

Hervido de Piña Nariñense( Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)



  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut in medium size chunks
  • 1 ¼ cups of sugar or to your taste
  • Aguardiente to taste

Hervido de Piña Nariñense( Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)


  1. orking in batches place the pineapple chunks with the water in the blender and blend well.Strain the juice through a sieve. Place the juice and sugar in a medium pot.
  2. Hervido de Piña Nariñense( Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)
    hervido de frutas

  3. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Hervido de Piña Nariñense( Colombian Pineapple Hot Drink)

  5. Add the aguardiente and to serve, place sugar in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of a cup with a dampened paper towel, then dip into the sugar. Fill the cup with the hervido and serve immediately.
  6. Hervido de pasto

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa October 17, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I don’t normally think of pineapple as warm, but you’re convincing me that this is a great way to enjoy it!


2 rosita vargas October 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Estupenda receta me gusta,abrazos y abrazos.


3 Joanne October 18, 2012 at 7:37 AM

I’ve never heard of this before but I’m all for anything pineapple-infused!


4 tasteofbeirut October 18, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Looks and sounds fabulous! In your country, one can get so many wonderful fruits and I could see myself switching to a diet of 75% fruits and fruit drinks such as this one.


5 grace October 18, 2012 at 3:56 PM

this is a totally unique beverage, erica! how delicious and satisfying it must be!


6 Phil October 18, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I tasted aguardiente when I was in Colombia. My memory is that it was like drinking anise flavored fish hooks. The beer was good though and, although I’m not a rum drinker, I’m told that Colombian rum is absolutely the best.


7 Emilia November 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I have been in the US for a long time and I forgot to make a lot of my Colombian food and thanks to your site ……I am re-creating all these recipes at home. This drinks is delicious. I made it last night and add aguardiente for my Americano husband and me and non- alcohol for my kiddos. It was great. Thanks.


8 Erica November 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Thank you, everyone! I love all your comments!


9 LindaMay December 10, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I tried this recipe with a similar type of anise liquor and it was amazing!


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