Terremoto is a typical Chilean drink, most commonly prepared for Fiestas Patrias, Independence Day!
On Instagram Live, we learned how to make this sweet cocktail & learned about it’s history.
Tiki tiki ti! As soon as calendars turn to the first of September, all of Chile becomes festive & decorative with Chilean flags, everything red, white, and blue and the smell of empanadas is fresh in the air. September marks the end of the long winter & the start of the holidays. El Dieciocho is Chile’s Independence Day…but it practically lasts all month, or at least until the 18th of September.
During this time, Chileans prepare traditional food and drinks like empanadas, mote con huesillo, choripan, and terremoto.
Tune in to watch as May and Leslie from the Beyond English team, guide viewers on how to make terremoto, a sweet cocktail of pipeño and pineapple ice cream that is very specific to el dieciocho.
May, a Beyond English Spanish teacher & Ted Talk speaker, teaches viewers about the origin of this cocktail & how it gets its name.
“Terremoto looks very festive and innocent with the ice cream, but don’t be fooled,” she warns, “this drink can knock you down!”
Follow along to make this cocktail & live this authentic Chilean experience. May gives viewers tons of fun additions or substitutions so that anyone at home can make a terremoto.
Grab your pipeño, sweet Chilean wine, & ice cream, and celebrate this intercultural event with us at Beyond English. Bump these Chilean tunes while you make it & dance along with your family & friends.
Watch here or read on below to make this festive drink.
2 tall & wide glasses
ice cream scooper
metal or reusable straws
White wine, Pipeño
Pineapple ice cream
Rum or cognac (optional)
1.-Fill your cups up to ¾ with the white wine
2.-Add some scoops of the pineapple ice cream
3.-Add a dash of grenadine & a cap full of fermet
4.-Optional: add a dash of cognac or rum. Have fun & experiment!
5.- Stir with a spoon
6.-Serve immediately with metal or reusable straws