SERVE COLD AND KEEP WARM
Sunday, January 10 2021
Winter has arrived in Galicia and along with it, its green mountains merge with the sea, waves break against the cliffs and fresh clean air abounds.
It is an ideal time to spend quality time with friends and family; and take a break from the cold temperatures outside in one of the many bars and cafeterias. If there is one thing we know about in Galicia it is how to celebrate around the table. Come to Vigo and enjoy one of its many gastronomy rituals where the last guest to the table is usually a good liqueur.
The following offers you a suggestion of four of the top ‘chupitos’ (after-dinner liqueurs) to keep the cold out and help with digestion. All of them are made from age-old recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation:
- “Licor café” (coffee liqueur): is made by leaving naturally toasted coffee beans to soak in alcohol and/or distillation of “orujo”.
- “Licor de hierbas” (herb liqueur): made from soaking 15 different varieties of aromatic herbs and spices (including: mint, chamomile, lemon verbena, rosemary, oregano, thyme, coriander, orange blossom, fennel, licorice, nutmeg and cinnamon) in 100% “orujo” liqueur.
- “Crema do orujo” (liqueur cream): a dairy base with “orujo” liqueur.
- “Queimada” (hot liqueur): the only one of the four that is served hot. A magical drink that is said to ward off evil spirits.
You now have four more reasons to come and visit Vigo in the winter!