Drinks are enjoyed by virtually almost everybody in the world, and the Argentines aren’t exempted from that. Argentina, officially known as the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Argentina takes great pride in producing some of the tastiest beverages that are perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Taking a trip to Argentina wouldn’t be a waste if you try out some of the best drinks the country has to offer.
This drink is renowned for being the most popular beverage in Argentina and is usually pronounced as (MAH-tay). Although having the resemblance of a raw green tea, the drink is known to have a distinct flavor. Yerba mate is prepared from dried and crushed up leaves placed into a hollowed-out guard and drunk through a screened straw called a bombilla (bomb-BEE-sha). This beverage is a drink you should have a taste of while visiting Argentina as it serves as an appetite suppressant and contains caffeine-like stimulus.
Café Con Leche
Café con leche is a drink you will enjoy as breakfast and is known to be the most popular order for breakfast coffee in Argentina. It is translated as ‘coffee with milk’ and consists of 50% steamed milk and 50% expresso in a large mug. Most cafes serve it as a special breakfast that includes café con leche, traditional Argentine pastries that resemble croissants, 3 medialunas, and a cup of orange juice.
This is a flavorful and robust drink, but yet so easy to consume. It is acceptable on many occasions because of its delicious taste and availability. Malbec is referred to as the flagship Argentine rich red wine, which is popular across the country. This drink is best served with pasta and steak, and you can find the majority of the grapes grown in Patagonia and other regions like Mendoza and Cafayate. Malbec is best enjoyed most during summertime as many people always add soda water to make the wine more like a spritzer.
Several countries produce and drink beers, so do the people of Argentina. Here, you will find various brands of fine beers that will ease and relax you while visiting the country. Quilmes is the big national beer that most Argentines find enjoyable. Salta Rubia and Salta Negra are other big beers that have a refreshing taste. Salta Negra is quite light, but it is a dark beer while Salta Rubia is like miller lite.
Fernet is a type of amaro, a bitter and aromatic spirit. You can find it in several bars and convenience stores across the country. During festivals or fairs, there is a possibility that there is fernet in the coke bottles held by a group of Argentines trying to catch fun, and evidently, Argentines tend to consume 25million liters of Fernet every year. Fernet is prepared from a number of herbs and spices which vary according to the brand but usually include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, aloe and especially saffron with a base of grape distilled spirits and colored with caramel coloring.