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.
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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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)
“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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