A great way to accompany your lunches and dinners is with “tinto de verano” (“summer red wine”), a popular Spanish drink combining red wine with fizzy lemonade. Other options include a delicious jug of sangria, with red wine, chopped fruit, sugar and – depending on the area and the bar – a few special touches such as cinnamon or rum. And if you like the idea of combining wine with other drinks, a favourite with young people is what they call “calimocho” –red wine mixed with cola. Beer lovers should try a “clara”, the Spanish take on shandy – beer with fizzy lemonade, served ice cold. The ideal way to enjoy all these drinks is sitting outdoors at one of the terraces that many Spanish bars and restaurants set up as the good weather arrives (many of them right by the beach).