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Did you know that Terremoto is the name of a typical Chilean drink?
The story goes that the terremoto, a typical Chilean drink, was invented shortly after Chile’s earthquake in 1985, at Bar La piojera. The preparation and distribution were kept secret. Apparently the name terremoto came because despite its sweetness, it can leave you as if you were shaking, so you have to go carefully with this drink.
Another legend about the origin of the earthquake is that it was born in El Hoyo, when a few days after the earthquake of 1985, a group of tourists asked for pipeño wine, a drink that seemed almost undrinkable and asked to sweeten it with pineapple ice cream. Since then that left the drink with the name of “earthquake.”
A terremoto is prepared with pipeño, a handmade white wine of sweet and Muscatel grapes, pineapple ice cream. You first add the ice cream to the glass and then add the pipeño. Also, you may add a sweet liqueur at the discretion of the preparer: grenadine, Fernet or mint. Depending on the size it can be named differently: cataclismo (cataclysm) for a big glass or réplica (aftershock) for a smaller size usually after you drink a terremoto.
If you are interested in this kind of terremoto watch this video (in Spanish) on how to prepare it.
Would you dare you to try a Terremoto? Warning: This drink will make your legs shake!
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