While walking around Valenica one warm afternoon, I stopped at the Sant Jaume bar to rest my blistered feet and get something to drink. Four older men were at the table next to me all drinking what I thought was beer. When the waitress came I nodded to the gentlemen and asked "cervesa?" She replied with "Clara" and then turned and walked off. She came back with what I assumed was a cloudy unfiltered beer from a brewery named Clara. It turned out to be a very lemony, sweet beer.
Before I left I "talked" to the waitress to find out what it was. She didn't speak English and my Spanish is pretty much limited to something my aunt taught me years ago, "El burro es importante." (FYI, donkeys aren't as important in Spain as my aunt led me to believe!) But after a few moments she figured out what I was asking and held up two bottles. San Miguel Super Dry beer and Fanta Lemon soda.
I like a ratio around 60% beer and 40% soda but feel free to adjust to your taste. If you can't find Fanta lemon soda, San Pellegrino Limonata tastes just as good.
1 cup lager beer
3/4 cup lemon soda
Combine beer and soda and serve immediately.
Other Unusual Summer Drinks
This summer, why not try something a little different. At your next cookout why not try the Clara I mentioned above or one of the following drinks, which are anything but "normal".
|Kalimotxo - Red wine mixed with Cola.|
|Beer Garitas - Is it a margarita or is it a beer? It's the best of both worlds!|
|Raspberry Beer Cocktail - Frozen raspberries, lemonade and beer.
|Basil Blossom Sangria -A new twist on traditional sangria using fresh basil.