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Barcelona is a city that's renowned for its history and culture, but it's also popular for its nightlife. It has an incredibly diverse selection of bars and clubs, many of which are located within the Gothic Quarter.

In this guide, we'll be highlighting our top picks of the best drinks to experience in Barcelona. We have also inserted links to specifically chosen tours and activities that offer authenticity and really help capture the unique vibe of Barcelona.

Drinks to Experience in Barcelona

Whether it's sipping champagne on a private yacht, preparing the very best cocktails at a local bar or venturing off into the nearby vineyards, tabl. have a drinks experience for all occassions.

Cocktails (with tapas)

Barcelona is a city of art and culture, but it's also home to some of the most delicious cocktails in Europe. For those who want to experience the best of both worlds, there's no better way than with a masterclass on cocktails and tapas. You'll learn about local ingredients, techniques for making your unique creations at home, and more.

Plus, you'll have an expert instructor who will guide you through the process, making it easy for you to make your mojitos, cosmopolitans, Bahama mamas and whatever else you like. You can also treat yourself to a glass of cava whilst making your cocktails with the help of a master mixologist.

Vermouth

Vermouth is a fortified wine with a bitter taste and originated in Italy. It is traditionally served at the beginning of a meal to open the appetite (hence why it's commonly referred to as an apéritif). Made from white wine and herbs, spices and roots, the base wine can be either dry or sweet.

Aromatic herbs are added to vermouth to give it colour and flavour. The most common herbs used are wormwood (similar to absinthe), chamomile, hyssop and lemon balm, as well as mints like sage or thyme, and flowers like violets, elderflower or roses. These herbs give vermouth its distinctive taste, which can range from sweet to dry depending on how much sugar was added during the fermentation process or if it was aged in oak barrels after the fermentation process was completed (which gives it more complex flavours).

If you're looking for something different this summer while visiting Barcelona, then try tasting vermouth! It's easy to drink straight with ice cubes but it's also great mixed into cocktails like martinis or Manhattans!

Wine

The Penedes region of Spain is known for its quality wines, so if you're looking for something different during your trip to Barcelona, why not try all the different wines on offer by going wine tasting? The Penedes Wine Route will allow you to immerse yourself in the wines from this region while also enjoying a spa experience with Bodega J Miquel Jane wines. You'll get to visit some vineyards and see their winemaking techniques in action, while also getting to sample some great wine along the way.

Or, you could spend half a day wine and oil tasting in the Pla de Bages region. Enjoy a wine tasting in Barcelona, surrounded by the Montserrat and Castelltallat ranges and Sant Llorenç del Munt and Obac Natural Park. In this half-day private wine and oil tasting, you'll be guided through a selection of organic products from all over Catalonia. From the region's most famous wines to its most precious oils, you'll learn about its rich history and culture while sampling some of the best products.

Beer

If you're not really into wine or cocktails then don't panic, there's plenty of beer in Barcelona too. In fact, you can't go wrong with Moritz and Estrella Damm. Moritz is a German-style pale lager that's been brewed in Spain since the early 1900s. It has its origins in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood, where you can still visit the brewery and try some of their signature beers along with tapas-style snacks.

Estrella Damm, meanwhile, has been manufactured in Barcelona since 1876, and the factory still offers events like concerts and art shows, as well as brewery tours.

Champagne (and chocolate!)

For a truly luxurious experience, why not try a champagne and chocolate tour?

Sant Sadurni d'Anoia is a village in the Penedes region that has been making cava since the late 1800s. The name "cava" comes from cavas, the cellars where they age their wines. The quality organic cava they produce has won awards at international competitions, and it's also very affordable – you can buy a bottle for less than £10.

If you're looking for a place to taste different types of cava in one setting, then head to Sant Sadurni d'Anoia. The Penedes region is known for its high-quality organic cava, which is often served in combination with chocolate or dessert.

Orxata

Orxata is a refreshing Catalan drink made from water, nuts, sugar and ice. It’s popular during the spring and summer, but it can be found year-round in Barcelona. As a non-alcoholic beverage, it can be enjoyed by anyone.

Oaxaca is typically made with almonds or hazelnuts, but it can also be made with pine nuts or walnuts. It’s traditionally served in a glass cup with small cubes of ice floating on top. The drink is typically flavoured with cinnamon or vanilla extract and garnished with lemon zest or orange zest, depending on your preference.

Orxata is a popular beverage in Catalonia and Valencia, but it can be found on menus throughout Spain. While it is usually served cold, we recommend trying it warm as well, especially if you're in Barcelona over the winter months.

Ice cocktails

Growing in popularity across Europe, why go to the same old bar when you can enjoy a cocktail in one that's been carved from ice? The Ice Bar is an icy oasis in the heart of Barcelona that's open all year round and has a temperature of -5°C. It's one of the most unique bars in the world, and you'll be given a jacket, gloves, and a free ice-proof cocktail on entry. If you're looking for something different while visiting Barcelona, this is it!

Food and Drink Experiences in Barcelona with tabl.com

As well as incredibly popular wine tours in Barcelona, learning how to make your own cocktails or trying out the local beers are all just as valid ways to get to know the real Spain. Book a wide range of food and drink experiences in Barcelona today, here at tabl.com.

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