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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

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    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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