Spain is extremely popular for its alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Tastessence will provide you with an authentic list of recipes of traditional Spanish drinks.
Did You Know?
The traditional Spanish drink, ‘Sangria’, is named so, because of the red wine used in its ingredients. Sangre, in Spanish, means blood. The red wine in the drink resembles blood. Sangria is usually served with a wooden spoon, and is popular all over Spain.
Spain is well-known for its red wine, whiskey, and brandy. These are also their traditional alcoholic drinks. Drinks which include these liquors are a part of their dining culture since the Spaniards like to consume them with lunch and dinner. Apart from alcoholic beverages or cocktails, they are also fond of non-alcoholic drinks. The basic ingredients in both types of drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are usually the same, with the only difference of the presence or absence of alcohol. Here, we will give you an authentic list of Spanish drinks and their recipes ranging from alcoholic to non-alcoholic. So, make sure that you try these drinks when in Spain, or read through the recipes below and make the same at home.
✦ Water, 3 cups
✦ Milk, 1 cup
✦ Washed white rice grains, 1 cup
✦ Powdered cinnamon, 1 tablespoon
✦ Sugar, 1 tablespoon
✦ Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
✦ Blend the rice grains thoroughly into a powder.
✦ Then, in a bowl, add 3 cups of water and soak the rice powder and cinnamon powder for around 3 hours at room temperature.
✦ Now put this mixture into the blender again, and make a fine and soft puree.
✦ Once done, strain this mixture through a cheesecloth and separate the water and the rice puree.
✦ Transfer this water into a pitcher, and stir in milk, sugar, and vanilla extract.
✦ Serve chilled. You can also garnish the drink with a zest of lime.
✦ Tomato juice, 2 cups
✦ Pulpy orange juice, 1 cup
✦ Grenadine, 1 tablespoon
✦ Soy Sauce, 5 teaspoons
✦ Worcestershire sauce, 3 teaspoons
✦ Hot sauce, 1 teaspoon
✦ Kosher salt, pinch
✦ Powdered pepper, to taste
✦ In a huge bowl, add all the ingredients and stir well.
✦ Refrigerate for around 3 hours and serve.
✦ Crushed ice, 4 cups
✦ Cold water, 2 cups
✦ Lime juice, 1 cup
✦ Brown sugar, 4 tablespoons
✦ Mix together the sugar, lime juice, and cold water.
✦ Then add crushed ice to it and stir again.
✦ Serve chilled.
Mango Agua Fresca
✦ Water, 4 cups
✦ Mangoes, 2
✦ Sugar, ¼ cup
✦ Lemon juice, 2 teaspoons
✦ Blend together water and mangoes in a blender.
✦ Then with a help of a cheesecloth, strain out the pulp of the mangoes. (You do not have to use the pulp for this drink.)
✦ In the strained liquid, add sugar and lemon juice.
✦ Serve chilled and enjoy.
✦ Red wine, 1 liter
✦ Brandy, 30 ml
✦ Sugar, 50 g
✦ Peaches, 3
✦ Oranges, 2
✦ Lemon, ½
✦ Orange juice, 1 glass
✦ Lemon juice, ½ glass
✦ Peel and cut the peaches into small pieces, and put them in a bowl of sugar and brandy.
✦ Leave the sliced fruits to marinade in the brandy-sugar mixture for about 3 to 4 hours.
✦ Then transfer this content into a huge jug.
✦ Fill the jug with red wine, orange juice, and lemon juice.
✦ Stir all the ingredients well and refrigerate for 2 hours, then serve.
✦ Crushed ice, 2 cups
✦ Syrup, 1½ cup
✦ Brandy, 1 cup
✦ Sherry, 1 cup
✦ Orange liqueur, 1 cup
✦ Orange juice, 1 cup
✦ Cream, 2 tablespoons
✦ Stir together the syrup, brandy, sherry, orange juice, crushed ice, and orange liqueur in a huge bowl.
✦ Blend these ingredients in a blender and then strain into a cocktail glass.
✦ Top it with cream, or garnish it with lemon zest or cinnamon powder according to your preference.
Agua de Valencia
✦ Cava, 700 ml
✦ Orange juice, 200 ml
✦ Gin, 50 ml
✦ Vodka, 50ml
✦ Sugar, to taste
✦ Add the liqueurs and the orange juice in a jug and stir well.
✦ Then add cava to these liquids and stir again.
✦ Once you are done, add some sugar according to your preference and stir till the sugar dissolves.
✦ Refrigerate Agua de Valencia and serve chilled, garnished with your favorite fruit wedge.
Tinto de Verano
✦ Red wine, 2 cups
✦ Grapefruit soda, 2 cups
✦ Sweet vermouth, 1 cup
✦ Lemon wedge, 1
✦ In a lowball/rocks glass, stir together the red wine and sweet vermouth.
✦ Then add soda to it and serve chilled, garnished with the lemon wedge.
We hope that you enjoyed the drinks mentioned above. Also, feel free to post your comments and let us know the different variations in the recipes you might be trying with your drinks.