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Refreshing Drinks for Summer

Colombian fruit medley, passion fruit cocktail and tropical margarita

Latin American Drinks – Recipes by Denisse Oller

Photo: Marisa Zanganeh

En español

Colombian Fruit Medley

Yields: 2 quarts, approximately


  • 2 ripe bananas, cut in ¼-inch cubes
  • 3 slices fresh pineapple, cut in ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored, and cut in ¼-inch cubes
  • 1 cup small seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup watermelon, seedless, cut in ¼-inch cubes
  • 6 cups orange juice, preferably fresh
  • 2 cups diet orange soda


  1. Mix all fruit in a large glass bowl. Add juice and soda.

  2. Cool in refrigerator so that all flavors fuse together.

Passion Fruit and Ginger Cocktail

Yields:  4 cocktails


  • 2 cups passion fruit pulp
  • 4 tablespoons ginger juice
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice


  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender, until the ice is crushed.
  2. Serve in martini glasses and garnish with mint leaves.

Tropical Margarita (With Tequila)
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Yields: 2 margaritas


  • ½ cup fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup fresh papaya
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • ¼ cup tequila


  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender, until ice is dissolved.

  2. Place in a margarita glass and garnish with a lime slice.

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