Alcoholic Drinks in Spanish
- Vino - wine. Read about Spanish wine
- Vino blanco - white wine
- Vino tinto - red wine
- Vino rosado - rosé wine
- Sangria Red wine with fruit, lemonade, sugar and usually some other liquor.
- Tinto de verano - red wine and lemonade, like a poor man's sangria.
- Ginebra - gin, though a gin and tonic is known as a 'gin-tonic'. The Spanish make the best gin and tonic.
- Ron - Rum
- Cerveza - Beer. Don’t be put off by the gassy drink that passes for beer in Spain – most of it is horrible, but Mahou (made by the shrewd guys at San Miguel who export the bad stuff and keep the best beer for themselves) is a fair lager worth a try. More about Beer in Spain.
- Sidra - cider. Only really common in Oviedo and the surrounding region of Asturias.
Hot Drinks in Spanish
- Café (con leche) - Coffee (with milk)
- Té - tea
- Cola Cao - hot chocolate or cocoa (Cola Cao is a popular brand name)
- Chocolate - a thick hot chocolate, very different from the above cola cao – you might want to use a spoon!
- Cacaolat - a brand of chocolate milk drink. Rarely available outside Barcelona but worth a try if you can find. It somehow manages to be much better than normal chocolate drinks.
Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Spanish
- Agua - water
- Agua minerale (con gas) - (sparkling) mineral water
- Horchata - a milky (though it has no actual milk), sweet drink made from tiger nut. Different from the Mexican version, which is made with rice.
- Limonada or Limón lemonade
- Zumo de...
- ...Naranja - Orange juice, freshly squeezed using Spanish fruit, even in the smallest bar
- ...Manzana - Apple juice
- ...Piña - pineapple juice
- ...Tomate - tomato juice
- ...Melocotón - Peach juice (often with ‘uvas’ (grapes)