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Panama may be known for the ubiquitous Panama hat found everywhere from malls to street vendors, but if you are looking for something that is genuinely native, our Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend you bring home a bottle of the official Panamanian liquor, Seco. The spirit is made from fermented sugar cane and is typically used in place of vodka or rum in cocktails — you can easily add a splash of this liquor for a new take on your favorite drink. A word of warning: sip slowly as Seco is 80 percent proof. To enjoy the strong liquor the way the locals do, mix it with milk and some crushed ice for a creamy, refreshing cocktail.