Here in our part of Spain, a good glass of wine or beer costs between 1 and 2 euros. It’s cheaper than drinking soda. San Geraldo can splurge on his non-alcoholic beverages. Since I always like to be thrifty, I’ve been having wine or beer with my meal.
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|FOREGROUND: MY VINO DE MÁLAGA (SWEET WINE).
JUDY’S VINO FINO… AT MESON SALVADOR LAST WEEK.
Many restaurants offer free after-dinner drinks. They’re called “chupitos,” which means “shots.” At Sandpiper, they’re usually Bailey’s Irish Cream. San Geraldo is a very light drinker. So, he takes a sip of his and I get the rest.
Meson Salvador usually serves Pionono (similar to Bailey’s but made in only one place outside Córdoba). Lately, they’ve been serving Ron Miel. “Ron” means rum in Spanish. “Miel” means honey. It’s delicious. San Geraldo isn’t a huge fan. So I get two.
|RON MIEL AT MESON SALVADOR.|
Our favorite restaurant in Sevilla (we got back there for dinner during our last visit), Catalina Casa de Comidas, serves mini-gin and tonics. San Geraldo can’t handle a full-sized gin & tonic. So he orders a mini before dinner and I then get to drink his after-dinner chupito… and my own.
|CATALINA: SAN GERALDO’S PRE-DINNER MINI GIN & TONIC.
MY GOLDFISH BOWL.
While living in Sevilla, we discovered a Mexican restaurant called Iguanas Ranas (Iguanas Frogs). Good Mexican food had been hard to find. This place is incredible. The Iguanas Ranas version of a chupito is a small Margarita. Delicious and the perfect size for me. San Geraldo drinks a bit of his. I get the rest.
When our friend Judyshannonstreetwhat (click here if you haven’t met) was visiting, I usually had three chupitos after dinner.
MINI MARGARITAS A FEW WEEKS AGO AT IGUANAS RANAS, SEVILLA
Given all the chupitos I’ve been drinking, I might cut out the one I pay for. I don’t want to wind up spending my money callin’ everybody honey…