Tuesday, February 1, 2011
seco! the drink of panama
The Panamanian drink is seco, a sugar-cane-distilled alcohol produced in Herrera. It is not a trendy fancy drink, it's more cool & local. Most Panamians drink scotch, rum & beer. Panama city is super cosmopolitan. Yes, it has it's heart breaking, impoverished, tragic barrios, but it is to the back drop of futuristic skyscrapers. The ultimate dichotomy. Just like home :(
Seco is really really good on ice with lime. But you can do many things with it. It has even been served with milk.
It reminds me of all of the other sugar cane spirits, cachaca (of brasilian fame) mostly.
Oh yeah, and one more thing. When in Panama? your red wine will be served cold.