Monday, 24 January 2011

Food Glossary: Emoliente

Emoliente is actually a traditional Peruvian drink but we sampled it at a street vendor in Otavelo market, Ecuador.  The drink is traditionally sold on the streets and served hot.  It would be hard to list all the ingredients as it is a medley of medicinal herbs, honey and juice.  The drink we tried featured aloe vera fresh from the plant and was very thick and tasted delicious and healthy!  Watching the locals order the drink is like being in a smoothie shop in the UK where people ask for extra vitamin boosts etc!  There are all kinds of potions and bottles on offer to add to the core mixture.  Evidently it is a popular after-party drink as well as start to the day.


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