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Mentira – Alcoy’s Awesome Party Drink

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When we went to Alcoy for the Christians & Moors festival, we were delighted to be introduced to la Mentira, the city’s official party drink.

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Mentira is a delicious and highly intoxicating blend of coffee liquor and lemon slushie. Served in a bucket. And no: I’m not lying! “Mentira” is Spanish for “lie”, so when the wasted Russian guy dressed as one of King Arthur’s knights told me the drink’s name, I didn’t believe him for a second. But, really — that’s what it’s called. Anyone know why?

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April 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm
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  • April 28, 2009 at 1:34 pmadom

    The original Alcoy’s drink is “Cafe Licor” coming from the industrial workers in 19th and early 20th century in Alcoy: cold coffee with “aguardiente”.
    There are many derivative drinks of Cafe Licor. See wikipedia (sorry only in Spanish)
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caf%C3%A9_licor
    “Mentira” is made with 1/3 of Cafe-Licor and 2/3 of frozen lemon and the name is supposely to hide the consumption of alcohol in the streets in early 20th Century


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