55+ Names of Delicious Drinks in Spanish
Knowing how to order drinks Spanish is a marvelous way to immerse yourself in different cultures. And being able to order your favorite drink in Spanish fluently is key for any Spanish learner.
It’s also fun to prepare drinks at home and give your favorite dishes a twist. Make it a fun activity for the whole family.
Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite drinks in Spanish! From Latin America to Spain, you’ll find some incredibly refreshing drinks.
Immersing yourself in the Spanish speaking culture is not only about speaking the language, but also about tasting many flavors, including all these delicious drinks.
The Best Drinks in Spanish
Now, let’s get into the best non-alcoholic drinks that Spain and Latin America have to offer!
Drinks in Spanish from Spain
You may know of Horchata as the sweet rice drink popular in México and Latin America but it actually originated in Valencia, Spain. It’s dulce (sweet) and has a touch of canela (cinnamon). It’s made with arroz (rice) and nuts are added by choice.
Horchata is served cold and it’s the perfect compliment to an afternoon pastry on a summer day!
A granizada is crushed or shaved ice with flavored syrup. Popular flavors include fresa, uva, and sandia. They’re a favorite for birthday parties and Easter. In Spain, it’s called a granizado.
A typical granizado flavor is lima (lime)! I love to have a granizada on a hot summer day.
If you want to try something truly unique to Spain, casera is it. It’s simply sparkling water with a hint of lemon flavor. It comes in pre-made bottles but it can also be made at home.
4. Blanco y negro
Blanco y negro is a Spanish specialty drink made with coffee and ice cream. It’s so sweet that it can also pass as a dessert. It usually includes espresso, ice cream, water, and sugar and is blended with ice.
5. Café bombón
Bombón coffee is a Spanish specialty from Valencia that combines condensed milk with coffee. It is usually served in a tumbler glass so that the layers are visible.
6. Leche merengada
Leche merengada is a sweet, chilled Spanish drink that combines milk and whipped egg whites. The milk can be heated and flavored with lemon zest and cinnamon.
It is commonly semi-frozen and the result is a refreshing combination that has a texture similar to a milkshake.
7. Café del tiempo
Another favorite from Spain, this drink’s name means “weather coffee.” It’s called that because it’s cold and preferred in summer. A slice of lemon is usually added to give it a twist. You can sweeten it as you like.
8. Café con miel
Café con miel is a coffee variety that originated in Spain. It has honey, a shot of espresso, and steamed milk. The ingredients are layered and are dusted with cinnamon.
Drinks in Spanish from Central America and Mexico
9. Chocolate caliente
The Spanish-speaking culture is well-known for its sweet tooth. Hot chocolate can be found in many parts of Latin America and Spain. It can be made with water or milk. Chocolate caliente is usually served on chilly evenings or with breakfast.
Atole is a thick, corn-based drink native to Mexico and Central America. It is usually consumed as a breakfast but people in Central America drink it at all times like coffee. It’s sweet, and the ingredients are cornmeal and cornstarch.
11. Aguas Frescas
Aguas frescas is a light beverage made with fruit, cucumbers, seeds, flowers, and cereals blended with sugar and water. It is fresh and often sold at bodegas or the supermarket.
Kombucha is originally from China but has become popular in Central America. It is an effervescent fermented drink made with black or green tea. The process of brewing kombucha starts with sweetened tea and scoby, which is bacteria and yeast.
Champurrado is a hot Mexican beverage similar to atole. It is made from cornstarch sweetened with sugar and flavored with ingredients such as chocolate. It can be made with water, milk, or both.
14. Café de Olla
This traditional Mexican coffee is prepared by brewing coffee with cinnamon infused water that is sweetened with piloncillo (unrefined sugar cane). They usually prepare it in clay pots, and it’s sometimes served with roasted cocoa beans.
Drinks in Spanish from South America
15. Mango agua fresca
A drink that has made its way from Central America is called mango agua fresca. This refreshing drink is perfect for the summer. Its ingredients include mango puree, sugar, and water.
Cholado is from Colombia, and it’s a delicious icy cross between a fruit salad and a frozen dessert. Also known as raspado, the beverage is prepared with fresh fruit, syrup, and water.
The name comes from the Spanish verb cortar (to cut), which refers to the preparation process. Cortado is made by pouring a small amount of espresso into a small glass cup, then cutting it with an equal amount of steamed milk to neutralize the bitterness.
It’s originally from Spain but has been popularized by different countries in South America. I’ve tried it, and it’s delicious!
18. Yerba mate
This Argentine drink originated among the native Guarani people in Argentina who are believed to have been the first to harvest the plant and make mate.
Mate is a herbal infusion prepared with dried and ground leaves of the yerba mate plant. It’s similar to tea, and it has more caffeine than coffee.
Licuados (smoothies) are a common drink in all of Latin American. They can be made with water, milk, or yogurt. Licuados means “blended.”
20. Mate de coca
Mate de coca is a herbal infusion tea from Peru made with coca leaves. This ancient drink is a traditional remedy to treat altitude sickness. It’s an energizing drink.
21. Chicha morada
Chicha morada is another traditional drink of the Incas. It is made by boiling purple corn and pineapple rinds in water. The mix is left to cool down to then enjoy.
Tereré is a Paraguayan tea drink that was invented by the Guarani people. It is prepared with yerba mate, water, and ice cubes. Mint can be added for an additional flavor.
Champús is a Colombian cold drink that is also popular in Peru and Ecuador. It is made with pineapple, mashed lulo, panela, cloves, cinnamon, and orange tree leaves.
More Drinks in Spanish
24. Apple juice – Jugo de manzana
25. Pear juice – Jugo de pera
26. Peach juice – Jugo de melocotón
27. Vegetable juice – Jugo de vegetales
28. Carrot juice – Jugo de zanahoria
29. Tomato juice – Jugo de tomate
30. Jugo de limón – Lime juice
31. Mandarin juice – Jugo de mandarina
32. Beet juice – Jugo de remolacha
33. Celery juice – Jugo de apio
34. Orangeade – Naranjada
35. Lemonade – Limonada
36. Hibiscus tea – Rosa de Jamaica
37. Linden tea – Té de tilo
38. Cucumber water – Agua de pepino
39. Coconut water – Agua de coco
40. Peach drink – Fresco de melón
41. Pineapple drink – Fresco de piña
42. Strawberry smoothie – Licuado de fresa
43. Blackberry smoothie – Licuado de mora
44. Banana smoothie – Licuado de banano
45. Coffee – Café
46. Green tea – Té verde
47. Lemon tea – Té de limon
48. Roselle tea – Té de jamaica
49. Cinnamon tea – Té de canela
50. Chamomile tea – Té de manzanilla
51. Black tea – Té negro
52. Cornstarch atole – Atole de maicena
53. Plantain atole – Atole de plátano
54. Corn Atole – Atole de elote
55. Warm milk – Leche caliente
56. Herbal tea – Aromática
Verbs and Phrases to Order Drinks in Spanish
Want to learn how to order drinks in Spanish? Here’s a helpful list of Spanish verbs related to food and drink.
Check out these common phrases for ordering drinks in Spanish.
I would like…
Quiero dos horchatas por favor.
I want two horchatas please.
Por favor me trae cuatro cafés.
Please bring me four coffees.
La cuenta por favor.
The check, please.
Me encanta este jugo.
I love this juice.
Try Making Your Own Drink
Now that you know so many delicious drinks in Spanish, which one would you like to try at home? Leave a comment and let me know! Maybe even create your own drink in Spanish. It’s a fun and thirst-quenching way to immerse yourself in the Spanish-speaking culture—and enjoy a refreshment in the process.
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