According to "The Art of Spanish Cooking" where I found this recipe, sherry does miraculous things to orange juice. In the USA, this drink is called a Spanish screwdriver. In Spain, a dry sherry would be used, but sweeter types are also good. Any convenient proportions can be used, and a combination of orange juice and soda can be substituted for the juice.
Refreshing treat during the 10 hot summer months we experience each year here in the south :-) Its quick and easy to toss together. You will need an ice shaver. I like it really tart, you can make it milder by adjusting the amounts of sugar and lime juice.
From "What's Cooking in Portugal" by Saul Krieg. Porto, a vintage fortified wine, is made from grapes grown in the legally defined area 50 miles above Oporto, Portugal.
Cobblers were popular drinks in the 19th century, consisting of a base spirit (originally some form of wine), sugar and fresh fruit.
Similar to a tapenade, you can spread this on any fish fillet or chicken, wrap in a foil pouch, and grill. This green-and-red flecked spread looks particularly pretty over a pink salmon fillet. It can also be used as a snack spread on crispy flat bread or crackers. From the "Caribbean Light" cookbook.
A merienda is a kind of high tea, common throughout Spain, taken between 5 and 6 p.m. In the provinces of the Basque country, according to "The Classic Cooking of Spain," ardangozatza is a drink that is typically enjoyed throughout the meal.
Thicker and richer than ordinary cocoa, Spanish cocoa powder is prepared with additional cocoa solids for an extra thick consistency. This makes for a great cup of mocha coffee, that is if you are a coffee lover! Perfect with cookies and sweets, from comidaespana.com.
A spicy sparkling lemonade. You can make this an adult beverage by substituting white Vinho Verde (a young semi-sparkling wine from Portugal) for the carbonated seltzer. CAUTION: Bird's eye chiles are very hot.