Are you getting thirsty? If it’s your first time dining in a Spanish restaurant, there are many flavours you should explore. However, it doesn’t have to be all at once. Instead, you can try them one at a time.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a new twist on your regular drinks, do it the Spanish way! As you may know, Spain usually has warm weather, so people love cocktails and flavourful drinks. They also enjoy tapas or bar hopping, which is why they’re popular for making refreshing drinks.
In the meantime, you can still enjoy their drinks by sipping some authentic cocktails and drinks (with or without alcohol) from Spanish restaurants or bars near you.
And if you’re having a hard time choosing from the menu, then you should check the list below!
If you haven’t been to Spain, you might not know that not every restaurant serves Sangria. You might have to visit local restaurants to find what you’re looking for. Luckily, authentic Spanish restaurants around the globe can still give you the best sangria experience.
An interesting thing about sangria is that you can taste the distinction based on where it’s made. Moreover, it doesn’t have a specific recipe. You can make sangria with red wine, white wine, or even champagne, and it’ll still be Sangria. But of course, you shouldn’t forget about the fruits that highlight their refreshing flavour.
It’s best if you taste it first from Spanish restaurants or bars before creating your mix. That way, you can come up with the one that you prefer.
Isn’t it fascinating that even simple drink have their history? One good example is Sherry. It’s an old-fashion white wine that originated in Cádiz. Before, it’s been labelled as the drink of grandmothers. However, it resurfaced its popularity in the younger generations.
There are a few kinds of Sherry, so it’s not advisable to just order it without any specifics. Since it’s your first time visiting Spanish restaurants, you can ask for the best seller or their recommendations.
Sherry is best paired with desserts such as chocolate cakes and pastries. However, it also goes well with different tapas, so you can just take a pick.
Now, we’re going to talk about sparkles! If you like the heavenly sparkles of champagne, then there’s no doubt that you’ll like cava. Cava is a popular sparkling wine produced in Spain. However, not all regions are allowed to make it, and most of the Cava in the world came from Catalonia.
If you go to a Spanish restaurant to celebrate, it’s recommended that you try Cava. This drink will make you feel happier, and you can feel that you’re celebrating.
But if you’re looking for a twist in your Cava, then you can also use it in making Sangria. That would be two famous Spanish drinks in one!
Are you looking for more fun and exciting drink? This slushie-like Spanish beverage will remove all your heat-related problems. Just like a slushie, it’s also usually made with shaved ice and fruits. However, it can also be made of coffee and other flavours.
If you’re wondering about its “other contents”, Granizado is usually served without alcohol. However, there’s always a way to achieve a version with a splash of booze. You can add any kind of alcohol that you prefer as long as it goes well with the other ingredients.
If you want to try making it, you can easily mix up your own. It’ll be fun for parties and any gatherings.
5. Tinto de Verano
The Tinto dae Verano is a simpler version of Sangria. It’s just a mixture of red wine, soda, and ice. If you’re looking for a less complicated drink that you can pair with tapas or even main courses, then you can try to take a sip, or two, of Tinto de Verano.
When you visit Spanish restaurants, you can easily order this up compared to Sangria as it doesn’t require fresh fruits. Additionally, you can also make your own since the ingredients are easy to find.
This drink had been famous since the 60s and is usually served during Summer. So if you like a refreshing drink, it’s not too late to try it!
Cider, also known as Sider, has been known in Spain for centuries. Do you know apple cider vinegar? If yes, then you can imagine the taste of Cider. In Spain, they use pear or apple when making cider. It undergoes the process of fermentation called escanciar.
Aside from that, Cider can also be found in other countries in Europe. The taste might be a bit different, but you can easily say that it’s Cider. Unfortunately, unlike the other drinks in Spain, Cider is not that easy to make. So it’s best if you’ll just buy from the supermarket or order from Spanish restaurants.
Now that you have options when it comes to Spanish drinks, it’ll be easier for you to order. Don’t forget to share your favourite Spanish drink by leaving a comment below!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Aliana Baraquio is a web content writer who also loves cooking dishes from different countries. If you want to experience a Barcelona-style restaurant that serves high-quality food, and a modern, contemporary, fresh feel from the south of Europe, visit TAST Catala Spanish Restaurant.