Crème de coconut and choice liquor are necessary... no, essential when crafting a pitcher of flavorful and potent Puerto Rican Coquito, particularly in the Collazo household. Roberto Collazo Jr., a Warehouse Associate at an automotive manufacturing facility, learned the recipe from his father, who learned it from his father before him. Hand-over-hand, the multi-generational holiday favorite was passed down from one man to the next; the drink inheriting the traditions of the older man, but the changing tastes and interests of the younger one.
Despite Venezuelan facing a tough economic crisis, with shortages and price hikes putting a damper on the holiday season, there is a fun tradition that might bring back some Christmas cheer during difficult times - and it involves roller skates.
Ever wonder what it might be like to be a fire-breathing dragon? Well if you take a shot of Colombian aguardiente, otherwise known as "fire water," you'll be sure to find out.
It's holiday season and chances are if you're Colombian, or if you know someone who is, you may have had the fiery 'pleasure' of taking a shot of Colombia's distinctive liquor, aguardiente, a clear, anise-flavored liquid made of processed sugarcane that practically burns a hole right through you.