5 Spanish Drinks You Must Try
The Spaniards are to thank for their delicious Sangria which people across the world can appreciate on a hot day, but did you know that they also have a large repertoire of great receipes for other cocktails? In the land of the "siesta", there is nothing better than a comfy hammock, a fresh (Spanish) drink, and a room full of friends and family. Glasses up amigos. Let's dive into a world of wonderful thirst quenching drinks. Salud!
1. Clara De Limón
Spaniards will associate this drink with girls. Whether you care about these stereotypes or not, Clara de Limón is the most refreshing alternative to a simple pint of beer. And, lets face it, if it tastes good who cares! Super easy to make at home:
Mix: Beer and Lemon Soda (to taste)
Very unique to Spain, look no further than Kalimotxo. Originally made popular in the Basque country, It is a mix of red wine and Coca-Cola. The drink is common among young Spaniards for its sweet but tart flavors. It is also extremely easy to make at home, and very budget friendly,
Mix: (cheap) Wine and Coke
Cava is a refreshing, bubbly beverage that can be served in white or rosé. The drink is served cold and is commonly mixed with a variety of fruits. It is pretty much like a Sangria Royale...
Mix: Champagne, white or rosé wine, fruits
In Andalucía during the festival season you should drink Rebujito. Rebujito is a mixed drink made of white sherry and lemon soda or Sprite. It is a perfect drink to resist the heat and sun of the Andalusian life...
Mix: White sherry & Lemon Soda / Sprite
5. Agua de Valencia
This is not your traditional mimosa. You will need cava or champagne, orange juice, vodka and gin. Perfect for your next brunch or midday party; mix together all the ingredients in a large jug or pitcher and share with all your friends!
Mix: Add 250ml cup orange juice, 2 shots of gin, 2 shots of vodka, and one 700ml bottle of cava into a large pitcher. Add in sugar and lemon slices until you reach your desired sweetness!
We hope you enjoyed these 5 Spanish Drinks You Must Try! While these cocktails are easy to make at home, we must admit that they are best accompanied by the gorgeous landscape of the streets in Spain, Mexico or South America. We'd love to hear about your travels and good times while drinking these tasty cocktails, so please leave a comment below. Looking to learn how to speak Spanish? Don't forget to check out our Spanish Group Classes & Private Lessons at JP Linguistics. Gracias!