Colombian drinks , know what to expect and try them all!


AGUAPANELA: Made by dissolving a block of sugarcane into water and adding lime juice, aguapanela is a common refreshment in Colombia and neighbouring countries. It is normally made in the home in large batches.

AGUADIENTE: While each South American country has their own Aguardiente, Colombia might be the country that consumes the most.  It is derived from sugarcane and contains the aniseed flavors. Aguardiente Antioqueno is the best, try it sugar free as well, for a less painfull hang over

BOGADERA: Aguapanela with cinnamon and lemon. Similar to Canelazo (below) but with lemon.

CANELAZO: Alcoholic drink. Aguardientes will be mixed with either Aguapanela and cinnamon (canela in Spanish). Sometimes you can find it with fresh fruit juices instead of Aguapanela.

CHAMPÚS: It is made with maize and a mixture of fruits and then seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and orange trees leaves. It is reserved almost exclusively for the Christmas season. It is also drunk in Peru and Ecuador.

CHAQUETA: Coffee with aguapanela. Chaqueta literally means jacket in Spanish, probably because they keep you warm inside.

CHICHA: This is a typical drink from the indigenous people of the South American Andes. Most of the time it is made from fermented corn, sometimes from fruit.

COFFEE: Colombian coffee is famous all around the world.

COLOMBIANA: Soda drink made with tamarind flavor.

GUARAPO: Is very similar to chicha. It is probably one of the oldest Indian drinks made of fermented pineapple or other fruit like grapes.

LULADA: Is a special drink served in Cali. It is made of the pulp of the local fruit lulo mixed together with water, sugar and ice cubes. It also can be served with a shot of Vodka.

REFAJO: It is a mix of Colombiana with beer

RUM: The Colombian rum is high quality. Try it on the rocks with Canada Dry and lime juice, delicious.

TINTO: In Colombia it is the name for a small black coffee.

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