Thursday, 2 August 2012

The top 10 drinks

This list of drinks is going to be a bit curious because I’ve carried out a selection those drinks which don’t exactly quench your thirst, but you’ll love to have them in summer.

The first is, of course, the most famous drink in the world, Beer. There are lots and lots of types of beer: malt, lager, bitter, organic, wheat, dark, mild, etc. and you love to have them very cold and, if possible, accompanied with fries!

Pimms is one of the most popular English drinks. It was created as a digestive and the drink contains 25% alcohol. It’s made by a secret combination of herbs; it’s ideal to be combined with slices of lime, orange and various fruits.

A similar Pimms drink is the well-known Spanish drink called Sangría. You’ve probably heard various ways to make it because it depends on the region of Spain and overall the person who makes it. But you can mix (cheap) wine, lemonade, pieces of fruit (apple, orange, lemon and lime), martini, sugar and lots of ice cubes.

Iced tea is very refreshing and is a very good option to be had in the evenings or when you have had a swim and you do not want to drink water. The most famous is the green tea but there are many flavours such as lime, peach, passion fruit, lemon, etc.

One of the best non-alcoholic drinks is cola drinks. There are lots of different brands which produce this kind of drink. I’m sure you have your favourite- and then if you’re served another brand you drink it with dissatisfaction. In this category I would include the rest of sparkling drinks.

Mojito, if you go to South America I am sure every person will tell you that the origin of this cocktail is from his/her country. To be honest, it doesn’t matter. The matter here is when you drink it and taste it, because you will never have enough with just one glass. It’s made with white rum, sugar cane, soda or lemonade, lime juice, some mint leaves and crushed ice.

The Piña colada is another well-known cocktail. It was created in Puerto Rico and is very very sweet made with rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice.

The origin of the Mai Tai cocktail is American. It is a drink which mixes some spirit drinks, so do not drink it too fast because you can get drunk very quick. It is based on aged rum, curaçao liqueur, Cointreau and lime juice.

Pink Lemonade is a non-alcoholic drink made with pomegranate and lemon juice, water, sugar and crushed ice.

And finally, the Gin and Tonic. Despite the fact it’s the last one, it does not mean it’s the worst because I love to have it when I am in a club or just after lunch accompanied with close friends. There are lots and lots of brands and ways to have this drink. One of my favourites is with pieces of cucumber- very refreshing.

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