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Aguardiente is the Spanish generic name for alcoholic drinks between 29 and 45 percent alcohol, meaning "fiery water", or, literally "burning water" [1] (as it "burns" the throat of the drinker). It is also produced in Portugal with the name Aguardente.

In Mexico and Colombia, Aguardiente is derived from sugar cane. Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ...

In Chile, aguardiente is an alcoholic beverage of 45 percent and over of alcohol content per volume. It is made by distilling the grape residue primarily the skins and pulp (orujo) plus the stems (escobajos) and seeds left over from winemaking (vendimia) after pressing the grapes. It is used to make several other flavored licors like the 'Murtado' o 'Enmurtillado' (using sun dried 'murtilla', an orange-redish wild rose fruit), the 'Enguindado' (soaking sun dried morello cherries). Also are used dry mint, peeled walnuts, almonds and other aromatic herbs to flavor the aguardiente. It is mainly consumed by itself, or as base to make Cola de mono. Winemakers often use carboys like these to ferment smaller quantities of wine Winemaking, or vinification, is the process of wine production, from the selection of grapes to the bottling of finished wine. ... Cola de mono or monkeys tail is a Chilean drink made of aguardiente liqueur, milk, coffee, and flavored with vanilla and cloves. ...


Aguardiente from Colombia

In Colombia, Aguardiente is an anise-flavoured liqueur derived from sugar cane, popular in the Andean region. Each department holds the rights to produce it, but aguardiente produced in one region can be sold in another. By adding different amounts of aniseed, different flavours are obtained, leading to extensive marketing and fierce competition between brands. Aguardiente has a 29% alcohol content. Other anise-flavoured liqueurs similar to aguardiente but with a lower alcohol content are also sold. Aguardiente has become the most popular alcoholic beverage in all of Colombia, each department or region has its own aguardiente. Pimpinella species, but the name anise is frequently applied to Fennel. ... Bottles of strawberry liqueur A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavoured with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants, barks, and sometimes cream. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... Colombia is a unitary republic conformed by 32 departments (Spanish: departamentos, sing. ...

Popular brands include (department):

Colombians drink it straight in shots, and it's unusual to drink it in cocktails. Motto: Capital Medellín Governor Area 63,612 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   5,750,478 90 people/km² Adjective antioqueño Antioquia was one of the states in the original United States of Colombia, and is now a department in the northwest part of the Republic of Colombia. ... Motto: Capital Tunja Governor Jorge Eduardo Londoño Area 23,189 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   1,411,239 61 people/km² Adjective Boyaca (Spanish: Boyacá) is a department of Colombia, one of the original nine states of the United States of Colombia. Boyacá is centrally located within Colombia, almost... Motto: Capital Manizales Governor Area 7,291 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   1,170,187 160 people/km² Adjective Caldas is a department of Colombia. ... Motto: Capital Quibdó Governor Area 46,530 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   413,173 8,9 people/km² Adjective chocoano Chocó is a department of Colombia. ... Motto: Capital Bogotá Governor Area 22,623 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   2,349,578 104 people/km² Adjective Cundinamarca is a department of Colombia, one of the original nine states of the United States of Colombia. // The name of Cundinamarca comes from Kundur marqa, an indigenous expression, probably derived... Motto: Capital Neiva Governor Area 19,890 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   994,218 50 people/km² Adjective huilense Huila is one of the departments of Colombia. ... Motto: Capital Villavicencio Governor Area 85,635 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   771,089 9 people/km² Adjective The Meta is a department of Colombia. ... Galeras is a volcano in Colombia, near the city of Pasto. ... Nariño is a department of Colombia named after Antonio Nariño. ... Motto: Joven Rico y Poderoso Capital Armenia Governor Area 1,845 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   613,375 332 people/km² Adjective quindiano Quindío is a department of Colombia. ... Motto: Santandereanos siempre adelante (Spanish: People of Santander always ahead) Anthem: Himno de Santander Santander shown in red Established May 13, 1857 Region Andes Region Capital Bucaramanga Number of Provinces 8 Number of Municipalities 87 Governor - Governors Political Party Hugo Heliodoro Aguilar Naranjo Civic Peoples Convergence Area Total... Motto: Capital Ibagué Governor Area 23,562 km² Population  - Total (2003)  - Density   1,312,972 204 people/km² Adjective tolimense Tolima is a department of Colombia. ... Valle del Cauca is a department of Colombia. ...

See also

// Açaí na tigela Acarajé Água-de-coco Americano (sandwich) Angu (dish) Arroz à grega Arroz branco Arroz e feijão Arroz de carreteiro Arroz doce Barreado Bobó de camarao Bolo de rolo Bolo Sousa Leao Brigadeiro (also called negrinho) Bauru (sandwiches on plates that go into your mouth) Cajuzinho Chambarril... Brand of artisanal cachaça in Brazil. ...

External links

  • Cachaça Brazil - Pirassununga
  • Tequilas, Aguardientes y Mezcales Bebidas de México
  • Aguardiente Tour in Ecuador
  • Colombian Antioqueño aguardiente product website


  1. ^ "aguardiente. (De agua y ardiente)" - Real Academia Española dictionary, 22nd edition [1]

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