Non-alcoholic drinks to try in Andalusia

Old Sep 23rd, 2016, 05:34 PM
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Non-alcoholic drinks to try in Andalusia

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Are there any interesting nonalcoholic drinks for those who cannot drink? I have heard of horchata (which is a summer drink if I'm not mistaken), would it be available in October? We'll be in Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Madrid. Maybe there are some drinks specific to those areas? I always feel sad for those in our groups who cannot enjoy wine or beer, often their choices get very limited to coke, ginger ale, juice . Maybe there are some interesting juices (aside from apple, orange, grapefruit)? In Central Europe we enjoyed lemonades and Elderberry flower drinks which were great.

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Old Sep 23rd, 2016, 10:56 PM
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Mosto, "grape juice, but not the sickly sweet purple stuff you get in the U.S. A much lighter drink and a good non-alcoholic alternative to wine." http://eslhell-thepaininspain.blogsp...-in-spain.html

"Order a mosto in your local bar and you'll be impressed": http://www.totallyspaintravel.com/20...inks-in-spain/

And chocolate con churros has a drink element that is miles away from the usual hot chocolate: http://www.spanish-food.org/desserts...n-churros.html
You see how it's done after some 1 minute: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de...pt-secret.html
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When you said "aside from orange," are you assuming that the orange juice in Spain is like wherever you are from? If you have not tried orange juice in Spain, you would be letting the preconceived notion getting in the way of trying out something outstanding in Spain. Watch the juice extraction machines in action.

Outside the Iberian Peninsula, for some reason, good orange juices are harder to come by. Even in Greece, we drove through orange groves and stayed at a hotel at the foot of a orange grove valley during the season. Then what did we get for breakfast at hotel? Some kind of reconstituted powered orange juice. Yuck. How was it possible?

Chocolate quality varies. They are so so at touristy places as you might expect. Chocolatería San Ginés in Madrid is one place you can try.
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ask for a "coctel san francisco".. it is a punch with no alcohol and very pretty!.. or a VIRGEN piña colada, virgen mojito, etc. etc.. but those will cost the same as with alcohol probably!

Cerveza sin alcohol.
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if you go to a proper JUICE BAR then you have lots of smoothies and juices to choose from.. all others are usually boxed.. except zumo de naranja NATURAL.. if they don't say NATURAL it is also from a box or bottle and nothing extraordinary.
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And of course the great orange juice (zumo de naranja) Greg talks about. Haven't had many days in Spain without a delicious freshly pressed orange juice, I use it as part of the morning café ritual.
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piñya y limon
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I don't think people usually drink orange juice with dinner or in a bar to make it a logical replacement for alcohol.
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Thank you guys! These are all great ideas.

Definitely looking forward to trying orange juice (zumo de naranja) and mosto. I guess we'll also be happy with any freshly squeezed juice. I was just afraid that most restaurants probably serve the boxed stuff.

Non-alcoholic virgin cocktails would be great too. Jotting down piñya y lemon, coctel san francisco.

Chocolate con churros!! Chocolatería San Ginés saved on my map
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And the best chocolate con churros place (churrería) in all of Spain is 300 meters from your hotel in Málaga, Casa Aranda: http://www.casa-aranda.net/
http://devourmalagafoodtours.com/the...ros-in-malaga/

But San Ginés in Madrid is also the real deal.
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Kimhe, thanks for the tip!

Kind of a weird question. Hot chocolate and churros--is it possible to buy "to go"? Or are they only enjoyed at cafes etc?
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Someone mentioned already Chocolate con Churros. Absolutely. Yes, even in summer.
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Chocolate con churros is absolutely not a "to go" thing, although some places offer take-away. But would IMO miss the point of a relaxing café sit down and most probably be a total mess. Watch churros con chocolate in Casa Aranda after 1 min 30 sec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxdrYUUqMVs

And Casa Aranda is 50 meters from the Atarazanas food market, if that's any help, and also only 50 meters from the #1 Málaga sweet wine place Antigua Casa de Guardia from 1840.

And remember, Spain is very much about sitting down for hours long and relaxing lunches and dinners and then you go on to sit down in a café or terrace to really take in the atmosphere ;-)

Have a tight scedule myself for an upcoming trip to Málaga and Sevilla, and I've had to cut back on things to give time and space for those long and relaxing sit downs. Two great museums are off the plan in Málaga and two world class flamenco performances are off the plan in Sevilla. Will give more time to the essential Spanish art of sitting down to relax with good food and drink. We still plan to see museums, concerts and eerie sights in Málaga and experience some of the greatest flamenco artists on the planet in Sevilla.
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you can definitely take away the churros.. people take them home by the dozens all the time. I assume somehow the chocolate, too, although it might be a plastic cup with saran wrap on top unless this place does it frequently. I know there are places in valencia that make it ALL to go. You can take your own "pitcher w lid" or tupperware.. no problem
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Thank you Kimhe and Lincasanova. I guess anything is possible -even hot chocolate and churros on the go. But to get the full and real experience, it'd be better to enjoy it at a cafe. Slow down and smell the roses (or in this case chocolate!)
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