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Colombian Refajo (Refajo Colombiano) – My Colombian Recipes

Refajo Colombiano is a traditional and simple cocktail made with beer, ice and a Colombian soda (Colombiana). It’s refreshing and delicious.

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What is Refajo?

It’s a traditional Colombian cocktail made with beer and “Colombiana”, which is a soda from Colombia. It is a very simple and quick recipe but refreshing and delicious. It is very popular in Colombian restaurants and it is a great accompaniment to our asados or grilled meats.

Colombian Refajo is the perfect drink to serve on a warm day. It’s easy to make and sure to please a crowd!


Here’s what you’ll need to make Refajo:

You can find the full printable recipe card with ingredients and directions below.

Colombiana: A traditional Colombian soda that taste like Kola. In the USA I find Colombiana in my local Latin food market, Amazon or at Amigos Food online.

Beer: In Colombia this cocktail is usually made with “Cerveza Aguila” a Colombian beer, But you can use your favorite beer to make refajo.

Aguardiente: Colombian anise flavored alcoholic drink. This ingredient is optional.

Ice cubes: For serving.

Some people like to add sliced fresh oranges to their refajo, feel free to add them if you like.

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Colombian Refajo Recipe

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 5 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course drink

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

Calories 324 kcal


  • 1 liter Colombiana Soda
  • 2 liter beer
  • 4 cups ice
  • 3 aguardiente shots optional


Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 2gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 135mgSugar: 28gCalcium: 27mgIron: 0.1mg

Keyword como hacer refajo, refajo colombiano


This cocktail is so easy to make as all you have to do is place the ingredients in a pitcher and stir. No shaking, no straining and no bar tools needed. Perfect drink for brunch, cocktails on the porch, or just serve for dinner with grilled beef, pork skewers or steak with chimichurri.

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You can serve Colombian Refajo is a large pitcher or individual glasses. Keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.

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More cocktail recipes to try:

Sabajón (Colombian Style Eggnog)

Coco Loco (Coconut Cocktail)

Aguardiente Sour (Orange Cocktail)

About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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