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Cocktails and Alcoholic Beverages

South Ameica has a variety of national alcoholic beverages. Some are known as "national drinks".

Cazuela en Champagne

The ever popular Bellini has nothing on this long-time favorite cocktail from Chile. Frozen pureed fruit of your choice, champagne or sparkling wine, yummm. It's often served with or instead of dessert and you can also create a non-alcholic version.

Denominación de Origen

Background on the history, production and types of Pisco with recipes from PiscoesPeru.com.

Pajarete

Red wine, white wine, aguardiente and chancaca or brown sugar,

Serena Libre

Pisco and papaya juice.

Chicha de Mani

Chicha made with peanuts rather than the traditional corn or apples.

Ecuadorian Cocktails

Description and Recipes for Ecuadorian Cocktails and Drinks.

Chicha

"Chicha is a fermented beverage brewed by the indigenous people of the Andean region. It is traditionally prepared from a specific kind of yellow maize and is usually referred to as chicha de jora. It has a pale straw color, a slightly milky appearance, and a slightly sour aftertaste. It is drunken either young and sweet or mature and strong."

Caipirinha de Tangerina

"This traditional Brazilian drink prepared with cachaça gets even better (I didn't know it was possible, honestly!) when it's made with a very sweet tangerine."

Brazilian Drinks: Caipirinha

Caipirinhas are the "national" drink of Brazil and re a refreshing way to spend a few hours on the beach.

Cola de Mono - Monkey's Tail

Condensed milk and coffee sounds sweet and simple, but add poweful aguardiente (a very strong sugar cane or grape brandy) and this traditional Chilean drink will have you acting like a monkey.

Cola de Mono.

Cola de mono means Monkey's Tail, and too many of these will have you acting like a monkey.

Pisco Sour - Peruvian Style

Pisco is a brandy or aguardiente distilled from the white muscat grapes grown in two main regions of South America: the area around Pisco, Peru and the Valle del río Elqui in central Chile. The Pisco Sour is a hugely favorite cocktail.

Pisco Sour Chilean Style

Pisco is a brandy or aguardiente distilled from the white muscat grapes grown in two main regions of South America: the area around Pisco, Peru and the Valle del río Elqui in central Chile. The Pisco Sour is a hugely favorite cocktail.

Pisco Recipes

Pisco Sours, Piscola and Biblia con Pisco.

Pisco Sour - Chile

Recipe in Spanish. See the translation under Recipes/Cocktails.

Vaina

This Chilean variation of eggnog is a traditional "ladies" drink, but men seem to like it, too.

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