Panama Drinks: In Panama, you can often buy chilled young coconuts at corner stores. They come with straws so you can drink the coconut water. Blended fruit drinks are known as batidos. Chichas are fruit drinks sold roadside -- try the more exotic tropical fruits, such as passionfruit or guanabana.
Panama beer brands are Panama, Balboa, Atlas and Soberana. Balboa beer is a darker stout-like Panama beer, while the others are lighter brews.
Beers in Panama are as cheap as $0.35 US in the supermarket, and about a dollar in restaurants.
If beer doesn’t provide the kick you seek, try some Panama seco, a fermented sugar cane liquor. Mix with milk to lessen the bite. Other panamanian hard liquors are vino de palma -- palm wine -- and chicha fuerte, a locally brewed corn alcohol.
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