My Favorite Spanish Drinks

In all of Europe the drinking age is 18, so luckily during my time here I've been able to have the occasional drink. With that being said, drinking here is so much different than it is in the US. There's a lot more casual drinking, at around 5pm, a lot of people will go out for a cerveza (beer), after work or have some drinks with tapas. Its normal to have drinks midday, it's very different than the US. It's been fun seeing the different drinks, here are some of my favorite drinks!

*For those of you in the US please drink responsibly and at 21+ 

 

Agua De Valencia 

This drink is absolutely delicious, great for parties, and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Champagne
  • Vodka 
  • Orange Juice or Orange Fanta 
  • A little Gin (I've never had Gin in Agua de Valencia but some recipes call for it) 

Sangria 

This article wouldn't be complete without Sangria, it's one of the first things people think of when I say Spain. Every time I would tell someone I was studying in Spain they'd say "Sangria and Paella!" It's a little overrated, and it's not drunk as often as you'd think. But, at the end of the day it is delicious! There are so many different ways to make Sangria, but here's one way to make it! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 bottle of your favorite Red Wine 
  • Pears 
  • Apples 
  • Oranges 
  • Orange Soda 
  • Lime Soda 
  • Limes 

Desperados 

Sorry you can't make this one at home! But, it's one of my favorite beers here. It's has the lightness of Corona, but with a hint of tequila. 

Tinto De Verano 

Tinto de Verano is very similar to Sangria, but so much easier. So, if you want something quick, easy, and delicious then this drink is for you! 

Ingredients 

  • 1 Liter of Red Wine 
  • 1 Liter of Sprite, or Lemon Fanta 
  • Ice 
  • Slices of Lemon 

Thanks for reading! If you try out the Agua de Valencia, Sangria, or Tinto de Verano let us know, and use the hashtag #HCXOSAU 

Agua De Valencia | Sangria | Desperados | Tinto De Verano 

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