Day 51 of 365 Things to Do in Panama
Day 51 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Sip on some Seco!
Seco Herrerano is known as the most popular drink in the country and is a source of pride for Panamanians. Although it is made out of sugar cane juice, it is not rum. It is a transparent, practically odorless alcohol that can be mixed with any beverage to make a cocktail. Many use Seco in place of gin in a tonic, and instead of vodka with cranberry juice (or any other kind of juice) or in a Bloody Mary. Some even drink it with milk. The raw material, sugarcane, is grown in the valley of Pesé in the province of Herrera, hence its name Herrerano.