Sherry is the most well-known drink in Spain. In fact, all the sherry in the world come from a small triangular area in southern Andalusia. But it is not the only spirit that the country produces. The other Spanish liqueurs are usually very regional and can be difficult to find in the US. A wine importer specializing in Spanish vintage or a spirits shop with a large international stock may be the best bet.
Certification: Philip Lange / iStock / Getty Images Sherry is aging in barrels
Technically, sherry is a fortified wine – that is, it adds extra alcohol during fermentation and aging. Sherries ripen in barrels and mixed with herbs of different ages to produce a specific, uniform product. Different aging techniques produce different types of sherry. The dry and salty fino should be chilled and served with savory snacks, olives, artichokes and asparagus. The light and light marjoram should also cool and go well with seafood. The Amontillado sherry has quality walnuts that goes well with mushrooms, pork, chicken and fish. Dry Oloroso style complements pork belly, red meat and game. Sherry can also be sweet. this style is served as a dessert wine.
Anise, as the name implies, is the Spanish version of a licorice flavor known as anise liqueur. Anis del mono, the most refined variety, is produced in Catalonia. Use it mixed with water or in a cocktail where you will have anisette; You can also try it as a substitute for paste or even abs.
Orujo is a distilled alcohol obtained from grape skins in the northern Spanish region of Galicia. in this respect it is similar to Grappa. The South American Pisco liqueur was developed as a substitute for the Spanish Orujo, which can be used in cocktails as a Pisco substitute.
Gin Xoriguer comes from the Spanish island of Menorca. This was a favorable attitude for the British seafarers and brought their taste of alcohol with them. A single distillery in Menorca imports liqueur berries and combines them with alcohol distilled from grapes to make this unique craft version of jeans. It can be used in the same way as any other denim, such as a martini or denim and tonic. Serve these cocktails with smoked salmon and slices of cucumber, shrimp or satay.
Rum is more closely linked to the Caribbean, but also in Spain, several varieties are produced – there are still tips Rum production first started in the Spanish peninsula. The most famous brand, Ron Palido Montero, is a premium rum produced at a single distillery in Motril, Spain. This rum is made with traditional cane ingredients. It is golden in color, medium in body and smooth in taste. Spanish rum can be used in the same way as other quality rum. Serve with fine chocolate for an upscale dessert range.