7 Refreshing South American  Drinks You Must Try This Summer

South America offers a diverse array of refreshing and delicious beverages that are perfect for staying cool during the summer months. Here are seven South American drinks you must try.

Caipirinha: This iconic Brazilian cocktail is made with cachaça (a distilled spirit made from sugarcane), lime, sugar, and ice. It's a refreshing and tangy drink that's perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.

Pisco Sour: Pisco Sour is a classic South American cocktail that originated in Peru and is also popular in Chile. It's made with pisco (a type of grape brandy), lime or lemon juice, simple syrup, egg white, and Angostura bitters. The combination of tart citrus and frothy texture makes it a refreshing choice for summer.

Chicha Morada : Chicha Morada is a traditional Peruvian beverage made from purple corn, pineapple, cinnamon, and cloves. It's typically sweetened with sugar and served cold over ice. Chicha Morada has a unique flavor profile that is both sweet and spicy, making it a popular choice during hot weather.

Tereré : Tereré is a cold-infused tea popular in Paraguay, especially during the hot summer months. It's made by steeping yerba mate leaves in cold water and often flavored with herbs, fruits, or citrus. Tereré is traditionally served in a gourd with a metal straw called a bombilla.

Mojito: While Cuba is not in South America, the Mojito is a popular cocktail enjoyed throughout the region. It's made with white rum, mint leaves, lime juice, soda water, and sugar, served over ice. The combination of refreshing mint and citrus makes it a perfect summer drink.

Aguas Frescas: Aguas Frescas are popular throughout Latin America and are made by blending fruits, water, sugar, and sometimes herbs or spices. Common flavors include watermelon (sandía), pineapple (piña), and mango (mango). These refreshing fruit drinks are served over ice and are a great way to stay hydrated in the heat.

Canelazo : Canelazo is a warm spiced drink popular in the Andean regions of Ecuador and Colombia but can also be served cold. It's made with aguardiente (a type of sugarcane liquor), cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and agua de panela (unrefined cane sugar water). Canelazo has a comforting and warming effect, making it a popular choice in the cooler summer evenings.

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