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The Sugar Cane Drink Known as “Aguapanela”

The Sugar Cane Drink Known As “Aguapanela”

Aguapanela is translated into ‘panela water’. This popular Columbian drink can be served either hot or cold. It can be used as the foundation for hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and even medicinal purposes. Perfect for summer days and for winter nights! You can add lime juice, a spritz of lemon, lemon zest, oranges, tropical fruits, a dash of raspberry powder, and so much more. Turn it into an alcoholic elixir with rum, gin, amaretto, and the base for a mojito.

PREPARATION TIME

10 Minutes

STORAGE

Serve immediately over ice, or refrigerate it for up to 72 hours.

SERVINGS

5

BUY RAINFOREST INGREDIENT

Benefits

Before there were caffeinated energy drinks there were sugary concoctions. As panela process is handcrafted, it does not undergo any process of refinement or adulteration, and it conserves vitamins A through E, fiber, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, and magnesium.

 

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups panela sugarcane
  • 3 juiced limes optional

Preparation & Cooking Instructions

  1. Pour panela and water into a medium-sized pot and place over heat until brought to a boil. Decrease the heat and allow it to simmer for approximately 30 minutes.
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