Cool Colombian Summer Drink

Screen Shot 2017-07-12 at 13.21.27Summertime’s here and you need something to keep you cool” – David Lee Roth, 1978

We are going loco in the summer heat and therefore also going completely off topic… it’s probably time to cool down… Anyways, we have the perfect Colombian summer drink recipe for you. It’s tasty & refreshing, sweet & delish! 

Limonada de Sandía (Watermelon Limeade) is a simple mixture of watermelon, lime juice, water and a dash of sugar and makes the perfect summertime drink.

Here’s what:

  • 8 cups watermelon, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sugar or to your taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Ice for serving

Here’s how:

  1. Place the watermelon, sugar and 1/4 cup of water in a blender. Purée until smooth. Strain the watermelon through a strainer and discard the pulp.
  2. In a pitcher, combine all the ingredients and serve over ice. Garnish with lime slices.

Thanks to My Colombian Recipes, go to if you want more good stuff from Colombia.

Stay Frosty, folks!


Status update


Hi everyone!

It has been a little quiet over here since the start of 2017. The reason is simply that it has been business as usual & that there has been no major news from us to report on.

There are however now some good news. We will do another year of supporting the fantastic work the The Red Cross in Colombia are doing with their Urban Violence Projects. What this will bring exactly, time will show, but most probably we will have round up campaigns, merchandise, in-store activities & we will give you more updates on the situation in Colombia. We do have some meetings planned & we are working towards new goals for this year. We will have more to report on this matter soon.

Until then feel free to check out our Carlings For Colombia project & if you believe in this, feel free to spread the word by sharing this blog.

We really want to hear from you, so if you want to send us a message, go here: contact

Stay tuned, we’ll be back soon!

#silencetheviolence #libertad #nogunsallowed #paz #carlingsforcolombia

Nobel Peace Prize for President Juan Manuel Santos



Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the 52-year conflict with left-wing rebels.

The Nobel committee in Norway praised him for his peace agreement with Farc rebels, signed last month after four years of negotiations.

However, Colombians narrowly rejected the deal in a referendum last weekend.

The conflict has killed about 260,000 people have been killed. More than six million have been internally displaced.

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end,” said committee chairwoman Kaci Kullmann Five.

This article was reposted from, October 7th, 2016

Iggy in Colombia?

Things are going down in Bogota, guess this is the place to be if you are in to great music. Aerosmith just played there, now Iggy Pop is in town and he is playing tonite!
We here at Carlings For Colombia figured we all needed some good music news.
If you are lucky enough to be in Bogota tonite hope you go see Iggy


Colombians reject historic peace deal with rebels

Colombians on Sunday rejected a peace deal with the country’s leftist guerrilla fighters that could have ended the longest-running armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere.


With 99.9% of voting stations reporting, the “no” votes against the deal held a 50.2% to 49.8% lead late Sunday, according to government figures.

Sunday’s vote left people throughout Colombia uncertain about their future.

The text in this article has been published earlier in USA TODAY.




A view on Colombia

Colombia’s literary hero Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought magical realism to the world, and with it a view of Colombia that few have seen. Colombia is a country that lies somewhere between the magical and the realistic, the concrete and the abstract. It is a country of contradiction and with that, a country of transformation. Colombia […]

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