List of Colombian Cuisine Dishes - Beverages


  • Aguapanela is made by dissolving panela (a kind of sugarloaf) in water. Lime juice may be added for flavor. It can be served cold or hot, when hot is common for Colombians to put cheese in their aguapanela for it to melt.
  • Aguardiente is an alcoholic drink derived from sugarcane. It is widely consumed at Colombian parties, and ranges in potency from 20% to 40%. Aguardiente is a variation of the Spanish alcoholic drink.
  • Guarapo is made from various fruits kept in a large ceramic jar and left to ferment for about 2 months. Within that time, panela is added into the liquid to make the alcohol stronger. Grapes and pineapple are typically used. Guarapo is very similar to Chicha.
  • Champús is a thick drink made from corn, pineapple, lulo, and other ingredients.
  • Chocolate, the Colombian hot chocolate is made with milk, water, and bars of semi-sweet chocolate. A special metal pitcher is used for heating and pouring, and a utensil called a molinillo - essentially a stick with paddles at the end - is used for stirring and frothing. Colombian hot chocolate often includes cinnamon.
  • Chicha is a formerly forbidden strong alcoholic beverage originally made by the indigenous peoples of the Andes. It can be prepared from virtually everything, but is typically made from corn.
  • Canelazo is an alcoholic version of aguapanela mixed with cinnamon and aguardiente. Sugar is rubbed on the edges of the glass when served.
  • Refajo is a beverage made by mixing Kola Hipinto (in santanderian region), Colombiana (in cities like Bogota) or Kola Roman (in the Caribbean region), with beer or rum.
  • Colombia is also known worldwide for its exquisite coffee, which is considered to have a flavor unmatched by any other.
  • Salpicón (which literally means large splash) made from diced fruit and soda, usually Colombiana or any Kola flavored soda. It can also be a fruit cocktail beverage (often made with watermelon).
  • Lulada is a drink originating from Cali. It is prepared from lulo and has the texture and consistency of a smoothie.

Other drinks include:

  • Malta: Carbonated malt non-alcoholic beverage (genericized trademark).
  • Masato: Made from rice, maize or another ingredients, with smooth ferment.
  • Chirrinche, distillated guarapo.
  • Biche is an alcoholic drink of afrocolombians made up with unripe sugarcane.
  • Guandiolo is an Afrocolombian drink made with Borojo fruit that has alleged aphrodisiac properties.
  • Sabajón, a sweet and creamy alcoholic drink from the Cordillera Oriental. It is made from eggs and milk with added flavors and juice of fruits and liqueur on half or less concentration.
  • Colombiana, a kola champagne soda with particular and different taste. (genericized trademark)

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