Next time you’re about to order a caña in the local bar, why not try one of these refreshing alternatives?
The Spanish sherry fino is one of the driest and palest varieties of the drink. Best served as cold as possible, a glass of fino is the perfect accompaniment to tapas of Jamón Serrano as the rich flavor of meat contrasts exquisitely with the dry fino.
When you mix fino with a fizzy drink (typically lemonade) you get a rebujito. Some garnish with a sprig of mint and others just drink it with lots of ice. Either way, it’s a refreshing drink typically ordered at the day ferias as an alternative to a tinto de verano.
If you prefer beer, a clara is the Spanish version of what we call a Shandy. Here, you top up the beer with either casera (slighty sweet fizzy water) or Fanta lemon if you prefer yours a little sweeter.
A meneito literally translated to ‘little movement’ is café con leche over ice with a lug of baileys poured in. Some bars will serve it in a coffee glass, and others will shake it up in the cocktail mixer and serve it to you with a frothy top.
- Vaso de gazpacho
If you caught our post from two weeks ago, you’ll know what this is all about. Some bars will have a fresh jug of gazpacho sitting on the bar so you can ask for a glass.