Cold Drink

Champús (Lulo, Pinneaple and Corn Drink)

12 comments May 3, 2014
Champús (Lulo, Pinneaple and Corn Drink)

This is a traditional cold drink from the department of El Valle del Cauca, located in the pacific region of Colombia. Champús is a very refreshing drink served with a lot of ice, made with dried corn, pineapple, panela, mashed lulo, cinnamon, cloves and orange tree leaves. I didn’t find the orange tree leaves, so […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Guarapo Costeño (Colombian Sugar Cane and Lime Drink)

13 comments July 23, 2013
Guarapo Costeño (Colombian Sugar Cane and Lime Drink)

Have you ever had Guarapo Costeño? It’s a traditional Colombian cold drink, very popular on the Coast of Colombia, also known as Agua de Panela con Limón in other parts of the country. Guarapo Costeño is made by boiling water with Panela, and mixing it with fresh lime juice. For those who are not familiar […]

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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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