Happy International Beer Day 🍻

It’s fair to say that some Brits enjoy a beverage or two whilst on holiday, so it’s only right we recognise International Beer Day. Did you know that each of our all inclusive holiday packages offer a wide variety of delicious food and drink? Although not everyone’s favourite tipple is an alcoholic one, we thought we would celebrate Friday 5th August 🍻 by telling you all about the iconic beverages and cuisine of our top selling holiday destinations. Which one will you try?

 
Spain
Cuisine 

There are endless cultures and historical eras which have influenced Spanish dishes and drink preferences. The Romans, the Carthaginians and the Jews have played their part in curating the current Spanish cuisine offerings. Food favourites include the beautiful Gazpacho, Paella and Tortilla Espanola, loved by both Spanish and holiday makers alike.

Iconic Drinks 

Aside from the delicious food available, there also many signature drinks waiting for you to try! From Refrescos Iberia, to Refrescos del Atlántico and Ahembo, these Spanish refreshment brands are popular in the soft drink market. As it’s International Beer Day, it’s important that we mention Spain’s most iconic alcohol beverage. Sangria! Sangria is a sweet cocktail that originates from both Spain and Portugal. This is made up of red wine, water, herbs, spices and fruit. Modern additions often include soda and brandy. Cheers to that!

 

Greece
Cuisine

Traditional Greek cuisine dates back hundreds of years, and has famously adapted many influences from different cultures across many parts of the world. There are a selection of well known, classic Greek dishes including Moussaka, Borek and Tzatziki. They all offer an Arabic, Persian and Turkish influence.

Iconic Drinks 

Shops and menus across this gorgeous country offer a wide selection and soft refreshments include Orangeade, Amita Motion, Amita Cherry and Green Cola! However, “Ouza” definitely takes the top spot for the most popular alcoholic beverage. This is an extremely sought after anise flavoured liquor from a grape must. Created in the season of Autumn, we guarantee that no other alcoholic beverage is more traditionally linked to Greek culture than this beautiful drink.

 

Portugal
Cuisine

Before becoming much more diverse, the Portuguese followed a medieval diet of wheat, rye bread, vegetables, grains, fruits, honey, olive oil and wine. This is hard to believe, when we look upon some of the popular dishes in Greece to date. Pastel De Nata, Bacalhau, Piri Piri Chicken and Cando Verde, are all examples of the variety of meals now available, but with many modern ingredients added!

Iconic Drinks 

The Portuguese enjoy classic soft drinks such as orange juice, apple juice, grapefruit juice and pineapple juice. However, their favourite alcoholic tipple has to be Port Wine. This is produced in northern Portugal, and is often served as a dessert option, as it is so sweet and enjoyable! Be a true tourist and indulge in a sip of Port wine, as you relax next to the pool on your all inclusive Portuguese holiday.

 

Turkey
Cuisine

The ancient Turkish food and drink market stems from a combination of different influences, from Central Asia, Seljuk to the Republican areas. Originally, horse meat and mutton were original favourites, but now the Turks are famous for their extremely tasty kebabs! The people of Turkey and visitors, can enjoy a rich and diverse love for hot food dishes such as Mercimek Kofte, Yaprak Dolma, Inegol Kofte and more.

Iconic Drinks 

It’s only right these high temperature meals are accompanied by an ice cold drink, choose from a Tamek Sour Cherry Juice or a Merve Yoghurt flavour. Turkey’s signature alcoholic beverage is “Raki” and this is often served after every meal, so there are plenty of opportunities to try a sip when holidaying. It is a symbol of friendship or nobility. It is not necessarily a drink associated with partying, but instead an opportunity to connect and share a pleasant social interaction. This drink is made from the grape harvest in Autumn, but is enjoyed all year round!

 

Egypt
Cuisine

When we think of Eygpt, we often associate the country with mummies, pyramids and ancient temples! The food preferences and cuisine are not so well known. Traditionally, an Egyptian diet includes lots of includes lots of meat and fish – think beef, goat and mutton but also goose, pigeon and duck! There are many dishes for holiday makers to try, such as the much- loved Ful Wa Ta’meya, Kushari and Hamam Mahshi. These delicious delicacies follow a pattern of vibrant flavours, spices and street foods.

Iconic Drinks 

Schweppes Lemon Mint is a very popular soft drink amongst Egyptians! However, holiday makers in Egypt may be surprised to find that the most popular beverage is simply tea, but we don’t mean a sugary, milky tea. Loose, herbal, and healthy camomile teas are much more preferred here.

 

Iconic Beverages

 

Celebrate International Beer Day the right way. Eat and drink to your heart’s content when you book an all inclusive holiday, or fly out to a destination of your choice and taste the tantalising drinks and local cuisine…