Sunday, July 29, 2012

Five refreshing summer drinks

On a hot summers day, there's no better place to be than in a beautiful holiday location relaxing with a refreshing cold drink. Here are 5 of our favourites.

White wine, enjoyed in Granada

Frozen cocktails in Las Vegas

Tinto de Verano, by the beach at Marbella
Tinto de Verano is made using red wine, Casera (a kind of sparkling water with lemon drink), ice and lemon. You'll find it throughout Spain but mainly in Madrid & Andalucia. One tip, never accept the pre-made bottled version, its a pale imitation of the real thing.

Kunstmann Cerveza in Pucon, Chile

Pisco Sour in downtown Santiago de Chile
Pisco Sour is the centre of a hot debate between between Chile and Peru as to where it was invented, we support the Chilean arguement.The drink's name is a mixture of the Quecha word Pisco ('Bird') and the term Sour (in reference to the mixed drink family of the same name). The Chilean version is similar, but uses Chilean Pisco, sugar instead of syrup, and excludes the bitter.  The Peruvian Pisco Sour requires the use of Peruvian Pisco as the base liquor and the addition of lime (or lemon) juice, syrup, ice, egg white, and Angostura bitters.