Typical drinks you can find in Barcelona

Typical drinks you can find in Barcelona

Soft drinks you will find in Barcelona:

 

- The orxata ( pronounced "ortxata"), is one of the most refreshing drinks. It is manufactured with the juice of chufa a kind of papyrus which grows at the banks of the Guadalquivir.

- We can also find the granizado : orange or lemon juice, or coffee with crushed ice in large centrifugal machines. Sweetened, frozen and not expensive.

 

- In the plain of Lleida, you can find a drink called drink of the poor ( beguda de pobre), made from oranges, anise and sugar. It is surprising.

 

 

Typical Alcoholic drinks in Barcelona:

 

- Beer (cerveza): the most spread drink.

A "caña" ! ...a draught beer...

Be careful when asking for a beer, in Spain, in a bar, when you ask for a beer it means a beer in a bottle. If what you want is a draught beer you have to ask for a  "caña".

 

- Wine: The cradle of the growing wine is a few kilometers from Barcelona in the area called Pénedès. We can find red wines with powerful taste. Try the appellation d?origine wines, a certified quality.

 

- Vermuth al grifo: It is wine macerated with herbs and delivered in small barrels with aerated water.

 

- Cava: It is the Champagne, a wine semi-sparkling, very pleasant to drink, a bit fruity an greener than the French Champagne. There are different brands: Raïmat, Freixenet and Codorniu.

 

- Inland we can find the good ratafias.

 

- Moscatel: it is a sweet wine and often find with mel I mato (see desserts below). Not to miss!

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Nelson Algren (19 Dec 2015 - 10:12)
In his collection of essays, Who Lost an American, Algren mentions a beverage he had in Barcelona popular among the locals called carraquillo. What is it exactly? It sounds like a cocktail made from some distilled spirit and maybe some tincture of botanicals.
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  1. carraquillo - Nelson Algren (19 Dec 2015 - 10:12)

    In his collection of essays, Who Lost an American, Algren mentions a beverage he had in Barcelona popular among the locals called carraquillo. What is it exactly? It sounds like a cocktail made from some distilled spirit and maybe some tincture of botanicals.

  2. intresting - kate middletin (5 Dec 2011 - 16:00)

    wow u guy sound like u have a lot of drinks cant wait 2 visit there for my anniversry

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