30 Aug What to drink in Tenerife
Let’s start by saying that the tap water can not be drunk because it is too salty and rich in calcium.
Made this small premise, let’s move on to the main topic of the article and that is What to drink in Tenerife.
The undisputed drink on the island is, without a doubt, the beer! Yes, because in addition to cost a little, about one euro, is served with a cold glass and is very refreshing, among other things, doesn’t have a very high alcohol content.
For wine lovers, on the other hand, you should know that Tenerife, in the past, was an island that exported it in large quantities, especially in England (William Shakespeare praised it in some works including Henry V in the character of Sir John Falstaff ) and today has a real wine route of great prestige. We start from Tacoronte, Tegueste, San Cristobal de la Laguna and the Orotava, where in all the itinerary we can visit large cellars or family-run ones handed down from generation to generation.
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In the past, passito and sweet wines like Malvasia were preferred, but nowadays red, white and rosé wines are produced, so that the production of wine now covers about 80% of the Canary Islands’ needs.
But what to drink in Tenerife in addition to wine and beer? Of course the Ron (Rhum). Thanks to the tropical climate of the island, in the past sugar cane was produced in few parts of the world, with the arrival of Christopher Columbus began to use this sugar to make a local distillate that was used mainly by pirates. Ronmiel is a very sweet rum because it is also composed of honey and orange blossom and is one of the cultural heritage of the island awarded with the Denomination of Protected Geographical Origin. It has a gradation ranging from 20 to 30 degrees, you just have to understand if you are made for dessert or for a more decisive flavor.
Besides the Ron we have other types of liqueurs: licor de hierbas, wodka pomelo, caramel wodka, licor de platano, Crema de Bienmesabe (it is a crushed almond syrup); in short, there is something for everyone.
Now that we know what to drink in Tenerife we raise the glass, or wine glass, and toast! Cheers!
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