There is no doubt that Venezuela is blessed with tropical resort islands along its Caribbean coast. Officially known as the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, this country on the northern coast of South America consisting of a continental landmass and many small islands and islets in the Caribbean sea. You may want to try out some of its finest drinks while visiting the islands. Here are the best drinks the country has to offer: This drink is a trendy beverage in Venezuela, and you will find it around the coastal region in the country. Cocada is made from a combination of coconut milkshake with a little bit of cinnamon. You may find it sometimes mixed with vanilla, ice cream, and condensed milk. Cocada is a refreshing drink for a hot summer day, especially while spending a vacation in one of the country’s most beautiful islands. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Venezuelan chicha is another popular refreshing drink you should try while visiting the country. The drink is made with rice. Recently, people were known to soak the rice overnight and allow it dry and grind it, then blend it and add sugar and sell on the street as refreshment. Chicha has commercialized brands that you can find at the store just like a carton of milk. You may also want to have a taste of Chicha Andina, which is prepared by adding fermented apples in the Andean regions around Meridia. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Often, fruits are best enjoyed when processed into juice forms. Similar to smoothies and milkshakes, Baltida is a drink prepared from fresh fruits and milk and sweetened with condensed milk and sugar. If you love fruit juice, you can try different flavors prepared by adding other fruits like oranges or bananas to change the flavor and texture. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Frescolita is known as Venezuelan cola. This drink was made in 1983 and is said to be marketed by Coca Cola company. It is prepared from a variety of ingredients such as carbonated water, sugar, sodium benzoate, citric acid, artificial flavor, and artificial color containing red and yellow. There are similarities between Frescolita and red cream sodas found in the United States with a taste similar to gum. It means besides Venezuela, you can also find this drink in stores that specialize in Latin American groceries in the United States and Spain. Frescolita is a refreshing drink that once you tried it, you won’t forget in a hurry. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
If you aren’t a great lover of alcohol, Merengada will be a great drink for you to have while touring the islands in Venezuela because of its low alcohol content. It is elaborated with all the ingredients of the popular and traditional Spanish drink Leche Merengada such as milk, sugar, cinnamon, and egg whites. It is very refreshing, especially when taking on a cool day. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Ponche crema is a Venezuelan cream-based liqueur. Its main ingredients include milk, egg, sugar, rum, and other minor ingredients such as vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon rind. You wouldn’t want to miss having a taste of this traditional holiday drink while visiting Venezuela.