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Don’t you just love a summer cocktail at the beach!

Here are my four suggestions from four of my favorite countries:

Pimm’s: My latest discovery! A delicious English 25% alcohol similar to gin and served with “lemonade” (or the generic name the English use for Sprite, 7up and ginger ale) and chopped cucumber, orange, strawberry, and mint. Order it at any pub! Refreshing and citrusy! I might have gotten a bottle for myself from London 😉 What’s the time? It’s Pimm’s o’clock!

Sangria : Typical for Spain and Portugal, but also for Boston’s Newbury street, with red wine, rum, apples, oranges, lemon, strawberries or also with white wine, melon, and pineapple.

Mastika/Ouzo: These are respectively the Bulgarian and Greek version of a 40% liquor made of mastic, a Mediterranean tree. These drinks are served as a digestif and have a very distinctive liquorice sweet smell and taste. The best part is that they turn milky white when you mix them with ice or water because they “crystallize”.  In Bulgaria, we love Mastika mixed with Menta, a mint liquor (this cocktail is called Cloud) as well as taken with watermelon (or together with girls with watermelon bras)!  In Greece, they have Ouzo with mezze such as octopus, zucchini, and calamari. I’m sure that men can tell you the difference between the two, but I’m not that good!

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I just read this nice post about Sintra, Portugal (http://garga-blog.com/snimki/sintra/) by a Bulgarian who has dedicated his blog to “people who don’t have work, even when they are at work.” 

I also visited the magical city of Sintra this past summer and wrote an article about it for a friend’s magazine, Paradox: http://issuu.com/paradox/docs/paradox_4_issue_press, pg 35-36 (in Bulgarian).  Take a look and I hope you are inspired to visit the place! 

The architects of this castle must have had more imagination than the creators of the Disney princess movies!

 

Some of the tresures of Sintra are this ancient fortress, the royal castle, and the luxurious villas of the old aristocracy.

 

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