Refreshing Spanish Drinks to Try in Summer (Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic)

During the hot months in the Summer, we all need a way to cool down.

Rather than having some ice water, wouldn’t you want to be a little more adventurous?

Drinking some delicious Spanish drinks is a great way to do just that!

Check out some recipes for drinks below that you can try next time you’ll be outside in the hot sun. One of these may become a new favorite!

Best Spanish Drinks for Summer Months

There are plenty of refreshing drinks that you can try in the summertime, but why not try one that’s a little different?

Hibiscus Lemonade

Spanish Hibiscus Lemonade
Hibiscus Lemonade

Hibiscus lemonade is a great drink for a hot day! Not only is it refreshing, but you can fill it with fruit and it has a great tart flavor. Make 6 servings of this by combining the following ingredients:

  • One hand of hibiscus tea
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 liter of sparkling water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Lime slices
  • Blueberries

There are variations on this recipe, so look out for the one that sounds perfect for you.

Horchata de Chufa

Spanish Horchata Drink in tall glasses on tray with Spanish bread and nuts
Horchata de Chufa

Horchata is a popular drink in both Mexico and Spain. But they are not the same beverage. Mexican horchata is rice based. While Spanish horchata uses chufa as it’s main ingredient.

To properly make horchata de chufa you’ll obviously need chufa (also referred to as yellow nutsedge or tiger nuts), cinnamon, water and a blender. The horchata de chufa recipe is easy but you’ll need some patience as the tiger nuts will need to soak over night before preparation.

Horchata de chufa is creamy and tastes like dessert in a glass. It’s refreshing in its own unique way.

Classic Spanish Sangria

Spanish Sangria with two glasses
Classic Spanish Sangria

Spanish Sangria is a popular drink that will bring your drab summer days alive. The perfect combination of a delicious Spanish red wine and a medley of assorted chopped fruits will turn any get together into a fun and unforgettable fiesta!

The sangria recipe is quite simple yet the result is a refreshing libation that defines summer good times.

Sangria de Cava

Sangria de Cava in pitcher and glass on table
Sangria de Cava

Sangria de Cava is a fancy version of the traditional Spanish drink (sangria) and can be a great drink to make for gatherings of friends and family. It’s main ingredient is Cava, which is sparkling spanish wine.

To make a pitcher of this drink, you mix:

  • 1/2 cup of Cointreau
  • 1 bottle of chilled Cava
  • 1 cup of sparkling water
  • 2 or 3 cups of assorted berries and pineapple

The secret to a great sangria is to chill all the ingredients before adding them. This goes great with another refreshing Summer food, such as Argentine Fruit Salad.

Clara con Limón or Lemon Beer

Clara con Limón drink on the beach with ocean background
Clara con Limón

The lemonade beer is a drink that goes by many names depending on what part of Spain you are in. Most of Spain will refer to it as Clara con Limón. Outside of Spain many will refer and compare it to a Shandy.

It’s also easy to make! Mix 1/2 cup of lager beer and 1/2 cup of sparkling lemonade and you’ve got it. You can also use Spanish lemon soda if desired.

Tinto de Verano

Tinto deVerano Spanish drink with orange wedges on table
Tinto de Verano

Tinto de Verano means Summer Red. It’s truly a refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed all year long but most popular during the summer. It is similar to Spain’s classic sangria.

To make this drink you’ll need two equal parts of red wine and lemon-lime soda. Or to make it less sweet you can use seltzer water. It is very easy to make, as you just need two ingredients and a thirst for fun!

Agua de Valencia

Agua de Valencia Spanish Drinl on a beach
Spanish Cocktail Agua de Valencia

This is a festive Spanish beverage that you can make with Cava, orange juice, vodka, and gin.

A lot of people think that this is a new twist on a classic mimosa and that it represents the sunny coast of Valencia.

To make this drink, you need to combine:

  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Cava
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz gin

Put all of this into a large pitcher and mix it. Serve it with ice and very cold!

Ready to Start Drinking?

With all these Spanish drinks to try, you should get started before Summer ends! And if your going to be drinking you’ll want to try some of these popular Spanish dishes to die for!

But don’t forget dessert! Learn about some of Spain’s very best with 13 Spanish Desserts That Transcend Your Tastebuds.

Whatever you need when it comes to Spanish foods, we are here for you. Check out more of our Spanish blog articles, prepare your favorite dishes with our Spanish recipes and shop for Spanish food ingredients and see what types of exciting meals you can make in the coming months.

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