10 Traditional Colombian Drinks You Must Try During Your Colombian Travel Adventures…

Colombia is known for its delicious coffee and rum – but here’s a list of other top drinks in Colombia that you won’t find anywhere else.

1. Aguardiente:


In English, it’s known as Firewater. This is Colombia’s national drink! It’s a strong alcoholic drink that is made from anise (a type of spice) – and sugar cane.

2. Canelazo:


This is aguardiente with a mix of aguapenela (water with melted sugar cane), cinnamon, lime juice and cloves. It’s a hot drink that is perfect for a chilly day.

3. Aguapanela:


This drink is made by dissolving sugarcane into water and adding a squeeze of lime. It’s a sweet replacement for herbal tea and coffee. There’s a popular belief that this drink can help cure colds and that it has tons of re-hydrating minerals and vitamin C.

It’s also used as an ingredient for other drinks, as you’ve read above with canelazo. Black coffee is also often made with aguapanela instead of water and sugar.

Discover Bogota’s incredible coffee culture on this great tour here!

4. Refajo:


This is a popular cocktail made with beer and a Colombian soda called “Colombiana” – that is made with tamarind.

5. Guarapo:


This is a fermented sugarcane drink that is often served with ice. Sugarcane is definitely a huge thing in Colombia so give this drink a try!

6. Masato:

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This is a fermented rice drink made with cinnamon. Colombians often drink this for breakfast as well.

7. Jugo de Tamarindo:


Tamarind is a type of fruit that originated from tropical regions in Africa. It has a sweet and sour taste and has high levels of B vitamins and calcium! This fruit can be found in Latin American countries such as: Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

This fruit makes quite a sweet – yet sour, and refreshing drink!

8. Avena Colombiana:


It’s rich, creamy, and delicious. It’s made with oats, milk, water, cinnamon, cloves and sugar. It’s often a breakfast drink.

9. Limonada de Coco:


This is a delicious smoothie that you should definitely try! It’s made with coco cream, ice, lemon juice and sugar – all blended together in one sweet amazing concoction!

10. Lulada:


This drink is made from the pulp of lulo, which is a citrus flavored fruit found in Ecuador, Panama, and Colombia. At some places, you can even find this juice mixed with a shot of vodka – to make a tasty alcoholic beverage.

These are just a few of traditional drinks in Colombia, but there are many more. If you want to learn more and check-out other Colombian cuisines and desserts, download the local guide on TheBesty app. You can also use the app to book the best tours and activities, discover fun things to do, and find the guaranteed lowest prices on hotel bookings – all in Latin America.

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