Popular Filipino Drinks You Will Surely Like
The Philippines has many different types of drinks, from coffee to juices, smoothies, and wine. The country has it all. Filipino drinks have the taste that is truly unique on its own.
Filipino Drinks That You Must Try
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Kapeng barako is a variety of coffee that is grown in the Philippines particularly in Batangas. This Filipino version of coffee is popular for its distinct pungent aroma and strong taste. Just a sip of the coffee is strong enough to wake you up from the reverie.
A list of Filipino drinks is not complete without this famous refreshment. Sago’t gulaman is made of brown sugar, water, tapioca pearls (sago in Filipino), and gelatin (gulaman in Filipino), hence the name. Served in a glass with generous amount of ice, sago’t gulaman can quench your thirst on hot summer days.
Another popular authentic summer drink in the Philippines is samalamig. It’s practically a blend of colored jelly, tapioca pearls, brown sugar syrup, and water with lots of ice chunks. Sometimes it has flavorings, which can be orange, mango, etc. The simple concoction sure can beat the heat.
Calamansi juice is among the popular Filipino drinks, not only because of its healthy benefits but also because of its availability. In the Philippines, anyone who has a garden has a citrus plant in their yard, so a fresh and healthy juice is accessible anytime without spending.
Just like the calamansi juice, the buko juice or coconut milk is another refreshing and nourishing Filipino drink that is easily accessible to everyone. The Philippines is the leading coconut producer in the world.
During summer, drinking lots of water or any refreshing beverage is recommended to cool you down. One beverage that is sure to invigorate you is a fruit shake. You can buy from your favorite vendor or just make your own. Both the process and the ingredients are very simple.
Salabat is a ginger-based tea that is usually consumed by ailing individuals for its health benefits. It’s a folk remedy said to cure a cough, flu, and cold.
Lambanog is a potent wine in the Philippines made from coconut sap. The process of making lambanog is simple enough but risky; after all, coconut trees are not exactly short. But Filipino ancestors have been making it since the early times that it’s already considered a part of culture. Lambanog is now an export product and is available in various flavors.
Tuba is another coconut wine similar to lambanog but not as potent. The difference can be seen in the color and the making process. While lambanog is almost colorless, tuba is reddish brown with a sweet-alcoholic taste.
Beers in the Philippines are known as one of the best in the world for its unique flavor. In fact, beers produced by the famous beer company San Minguel are being imported by 40 countries around the globe. It is said that if men want to bond, they do it over dozens of ice-cold beer, because as they consume more beer, it gets easier for them to share cheesy stories.
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